Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Richard Sherman's 3-year, $39M deal with 49ers 'may be a mirage'

Richard Sherman to leave the Seattle Seahawks signs with the San Francisco 49ers Source Getty Images
Rita Gibson | 12 March, 2018, 19:41

San Francisco hopes he can make a big impact even as he turns 30 later this month and is coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season.

Just 28 hours after Seattle released the All-Pro cornerback, he was sitting in the offices of 49ers general manager John Lynch, hammering out the details of a complex three-year deal ... and doing so by himself, without additional representation.

"I love the fan base to death, and I loved playing there." he said.

On Monday morning (appropriately), The MMQB's Peter King revealed that before agreeing to a complicated three-year, $39 million deal, he checked in with the teams most interested in competing with the 49ers: the Seattle Seahawks, the Oakland Raiders and the Lions. "As long as I'm content with what I'm making, nothing else matters to me.Once I make a Pro Bowl, $8 million the next year is guaranteed for me". The 2017 season was a hard one for the 31-year-old Cromartie, who didn't have an interception and was suspended for one game by then-coach Ben McAdoo for leaving practice without permission. "Great observation. We changed the wording".

A lot of players may lack the knowledge necessary to act as their own agents, but at a potential savings of millions of dollars when it comes time to negotiate contracts with teams, they may now find it worthwhile to learn. Teams will point to a player's negatives when negotiating, though often not with the player actually in the room. The 49ers reportedly tried to swing a trade for Aqib Talib, but the former Denver Broncos CB wasn't having it, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Now, if I play the way I know I'm capable of playing, I know I'm going to get paid".

It was the incentives in the deal that made the 49ers stand out as a destination for Sherman.

George North takes centre stage on return as Wales thrash Italy
Castello got his head in a terrible position in the process and was knocked unconscious and correctly removed from play. While some questioned the validity of Italy's place in the championship following a 16th straight defeat.

"We had something no other team could offer", John Lynch said.

Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play.

The full tick-tock rundown is worth a read.

When quizzed about Sherman's future at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, head coach Pete Carroll stated that there was "nothing specific" to say with regards to trading Sherman.

Richard Sherman acknowledged he had made a "vengeful" choice in signing for the San Francisco 49ers after his Seattle Seahawks release.

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