The Seattle Seahawks announced Tuesday the four-year contract extension given to star safety Earl Thomas, a deal that will keep ET III in Seattle through the 2018 season.

ET was one of the first to hint at the re-signing Monday evening, and several Seahawks sportswriters were quick to applaud the deal.

Meanwhile, Seattle’s loyal 12s and Earl’s teammates were thrilled to see that No. 29 will be holding it down in the back of the defense for the foreseeable future.

Earl was thrilled to see all the well wishes: