On March 10, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the former Seahawks corner.
Richard Sherman is probably one of the most high-profile free agents now sitting on the market and his release from Seattle merited immediate attention from just about every team in the league.
"I'm vengeful in that way", Sherman told Peter King of The MMQB over the weekend.
"Once I make a Pro Bowl, $8 million the next year is guaranteed for me".
The two parties came to an agreement one day after Sherman was officially released by the Seattle Seahawks with a failed physical designation. "I play at a high level". I helped the organization get to a great place and stay there. "Sure, if the number looks right and the situation is comfortable for me and my family".
Sherman, at only 31 years old, could potentially have a lot left in the tank for a team that is willing to gamble on him. san Francisco is seemingly in a position where they feel they can afford to pay for a veteran who might not be on the team even two or three years from today. Reports also noted that Sherman spent the past week saying goodbye to his teammates and is expected not to return to Seattle this season.
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The base value of Sherman's deal is $21.15 million ($7 million guaranteed), with another $18 million tied to roster bonuses and incentives, per Pro Football Talk. He also led the league in interceptions in 2013, the same year Seattle beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
In all, Sherman has accumulated 367 combined tackles, 99 passes defended and 32 interceptions across 105 regular-season games.
Sherman played only nine games in 2017 before sustaining a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon. The Seahawks released him and declined the opportunity to match the 49ers' offer.
If anyone had been following the Seahawks this offseason, Sherman's statements may not come as a surprise. Sherman joins Michael Bennett as the latest to depart the Seattle defense, leaving the faithful "12th Man" wondering what was next for their team.
But all seemed forgiven as Twitter reaction from Sherman's former enemies was quick.
After signing Sherman, I expect the 49ers to avoid giving up the big bucks to any more secondary players in free agency and, instead, target cornerback depth in the NFL Draft. "We not playing. I can't wait to hit the field".