3 remaining free agents with prior Seahawks connections
By Lee Vowell
Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
It’s been a minute since Richard Sherman played for the Seahawks but he should always be remembered for being one of the best defensive backs in Seattle history. Sherman was brash but also extremely talented and was a vocal leader in the locker room.
Sherman, like Brown and Dunlap, is getting long in the tooth for an NFL player, especially in Sherman’s case as he is a cornerback. Once a player passes 30 years old at CB, their abilities tend to diminish quickly in most cases. Many times this is because an aging player is a more injured one and this is true in Sherman’s case. Between 2011 and 2016, Sherman didn’t miss a regular-season game. But he hasn’t played a full season since 2016.
Sherman did catch on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year but he wasn’t overly affected. While his QBR-allowed was just 76.1, he did allow 13.5 yards a completion, the most of his career. He only played in five games, though, and only played 5 games in 2020 when he was with the San Francisco 49ers as well.
Sherman hasn’t completely given up on playing in the NFL again. He is a free agent and open to a return to the league (that is if a team in the NFL wants to pay him) but Sherman was hired by Amazon this offseason to be an analyst on Thursday Night Football games this year. We might not be able to see Sherman on the field soon, but Thursday Night Football coverage just got a lot more interesting.