Think what you will about Richard Sherman, but he is not a bad guy. Is he a bit more vocal on the sidelines than some might like? Yeah, probably. But Sherman is also a smart player, a smart person and is easily smarter than I am overall. I would be able to learn about football and life from him.
Sherman didn’t leave Seattle under great terms, but the former Seahawks cornerback helped make Seattle a Super Bowl champion in 2013. Would I take him back if I were the Seahawks? Heck, yeah! Sherman is a great player.
But in the few weeks Sherman and I would be forced to stay inside I could ask him what it was like to be a young member of the Legion of Boom and what it felt like for that group to learn to play together and become the best secondary in the history of the NFL. I would get to talk with him about the time reporter Erin Andrews asked him who was talking about him after the Seahawks beat the 49ers to move on to the Super Bowl they would eventually win.
And I would get to discuss with Sherman exactly what his thoughts about playing with Russell Wilson were. Was there really a personal issue between them? If so, why? And also, sadly, what the end of his career in Seattle was like.