Five Most Valuable Seahawks for 2017 (besides Russell Wilson)
By Lee Vowell
1. Richard Sherman
Why Sherman? First of all, the corner opposite Sherman will get a ton of passes thrown their way. This means if that other corner, Shaquill Griffin or Jeremy Lane or whomever, does their job well, more passes will come Sherman’s way. The potential Hall of Fame cornerback (I do not mean Lane and maybe not yet Griffin) will need to be at his best in 2017 and pick off maybe seven or more passes. Sherman will probably still see the majority of reps in the first half of the season against the opposing team’s number one receiver, so he will need to be awesome. Or just regular Sherman.
Possibly bigger than what he is on the field, though, is the presence he brings off the field. In the locker room Sherman could be a dividing player. This does not mean I think he will be because I honestly think he has not been and will not be in the future. Sherman, I believe, will be a teacher to the newly drafted defensive backs and be great on the field.
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Why is Sherman number one on this list? Because he can make the biggest impact off-the-field while also being great on it. If Sherman is Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks perform to their potential, Seattle can win another Super Bowl for the 2017 season.