Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report wrote about possible landing spots for remaining free agents recently and Richard Sherman to the Seahawks was on the list. For the record, so was K.J. Wright. And several other teams were listed for Sherman. But still, Sherman coming back to the Seahawks could be a season-changing move.
One of Seattle’s biggest question marks on the team overall is at cornerback. There may be talent in the group but it is unproven talent and most of the group are veterans so having unproven talent in a veteran group means that players have not set themselves when given chances. Richard Sherman fixes all this.
Sherman isn’t as young as he once was, of course, and he was injured quite a bit in 2020 (like the rest of the 49ers roster) but Sherman should still be expected to be a very good player this coming season.
Speculation that Richard Sherman ends up with Seahawks
The Bleacher Report article points out that Sherman said in a Bloomberg column recently that he wants to sign with a team that has a chance to win the Super Bowl. Seattle has a talented team and the Seahawks are close to competing for a championship. Sherman, who still lives in the Seattle area, would help the Seahawks get closer to their championship goal.
Sherman also, as much as he might want otherwise, will not be crazy expensive. If a team was going to offer him a ton of money he would have already signed somewhere. Seattle has about $7 million in cap space left. I would be happy if a lot of that went towards signing Sherman.
Gagnon’s piece also mentions K.J. Wright as a possible landing spot. Wright could also end up with the Chiefs. I believe the Seahawks have moved on from Wright. Wright is still a good player but it’s time to make room for Jordyn Brooks.