JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kam Chancellor is imposing. He's a strong safety that looks like he should be playing linebacker and the hardest hitter in the best secondary in the NFL.
What is setting Chancellor apart is his ability to still be intimidating but do it within the framework of the NFL wanting to protect defenseless offensive players.
It's a tricky line and one that Chancellor struggled with earlier in his career. But he's found a way to accomplish the task of being an enforcer minus the penalties, both on the field and in the bank account.
His play is being recognized outside of just Seattle. He was a Pro Bowl selection and a second-team All-Pro this season. Chancellor was also the first member of Seattle's secondary to be locked up long term when he signed a four-year extension last April.