Richard Sherman has been one of the best defensive players in the NFL for many years. Sherman is one member of the “Legion of Boom.” The Seattle Seahawks decided to move on from the veteran corner this past week. Interesting enough reports have noted the Seahawks would have been open to bringing back Sherman, but for a discounted price. What is next for the charismatic corner out of Stanford?
Sherman was selected by Seattle in the 2011 NFL Draft (5th Round Pick 152). I don’t believe anyone, besides Sherman, thought he would turn into the player he is today. Sherman has been the model of reliability since 2011. He has played in all 16 games in every season, but 2017. He dealt with injuries this past season that left him appearing in 9 games. In his career, Sherman has 279 solo tackles and 32 interceptions. That is 4.5 interceptions per season and the crazy thing is quarterbacks usually don’t throw his way. All that is in the past now and it looks as if Sherman will be taking his talents to San Francisco.
Sherman will be joining newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers and Cleveland Browns have been the shiny new toy for everyone this off-season. If Sherman can get back to the shutdown corner, he was in Seattle that 49ers defense could present numerous problems for opposing offenses. The 49ers are looking to ink Sherman for 3 yrs- $39 million. We will see if this pays off for San Francisco next season. One thing we do know is this signing shows the GM John Lynch is serious about making the 49ers relevant again.