Are the Seahawks Really Asking Less for Sherman?
By Lee Vowell
Is the “asking price” for Richard Sherman really dropping?
Let’s be honest here. There are a lot of rumors and false news reports and speculation just before the National Football League draft. For instance, I just told a friend of mine that Tom Brady, due to his age, is being shopped around by the New England Patriots. Is this true? Of course, not. (Unless it is true and then I take that back.)
The latest twist in the Sherman trade rumor is the Seahawks have supposedly dropped their asking price for him. The talk is that the Seahawks and Sherman are so desperate to get rid of each other that Seattle will take less to be rid of the great cornerback.
This is how this conjecture got started
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network said no one has taken the bait from the Seahawks and Seattle would want a first- and third-round pick for Sherman. Garafolo went on to logically say that therefore no trade would be forthcoming because Seattle would not be interested in settling for less.
The issue that Seattle would take less arose because supposedly the Seahawks initially wanted a first-rounder and a good veteran. Suggesting that the Seahawks now want a third-round player instead a good veteran appears to be Seattle wanting less.
The most logical actuality
Firstly, no one knows for sure what Seattle has asked for for Sherman or from whom. Secondly, no one knows which team would want to spend the draft capital on Sherman. Thirdly, Sherman is really good. Seattle is not so willing to rid themselves of a potential Hall of Fame player that the team suffers long term. John Schneider and Pete Carroll have worked well enough together to win a Super Bowl. They reached another. They are not stupid.
Many probably cannot wait until the NFL draft arrives and finishes and Sherman is still with Seattle. Then, finally and mercifully, most of the Sherman trade talk can go away. Until then, Seahawks fans will simply have to live with this.