After being released by the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman has landed on his feet. Warning to all Seahawks fans, he is staying in the NFC West.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Richard Sherman’s new deal which was signed without an agent is worth $39 million for three years. Sherman’s deal also includes Richard Sherman’s deal includes a $5 million signing bonus, plus $2 million base salary, $2 million in 46-man roster bonuses, $1 million playtime incentive and $3M Pro Bowl incentive in 2018. So #49ers get protection, and Sherman gets upside to beat his #Seahawks deal if he plays well. Win-win.
In 2011, Richard Sherman, a defensive back from Stanford University was drafted in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks. According to profootballreference.com In seven seasons with the Seahawks, he has played in 99 out of 105 games. In the games Sherman started in, he has tallied 32 interceptions 395 yards, and 2 touchdowns. He also has 5 forced fumbles.
But not only are the 49ers getting a top defensive player to add to their secondary, they are getting someone who is…how we say injury prone as of late. Last season, in a Thursday Night football game against division rivals the Los Angeles Rams, Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. According to Pelissero of NFL Network, Richard Sherman has been working hard on getting back to playing condition and should be ready in June.
In an article posted on nfl.com, Richard Sherman said.
“I want to go to a contender,” Sherman said. “I play at a high level. I’ve always been a guy that can work well with others and continue to elevate if my teammates elevate and elevate others.
“…Would I go to a young secondary that is like we were when we were younger and help them grow and help them advance? Sure, if the number looks right and the situation is comfortable for me and my family.”