Richard Sherman Explains Jimmy Garoppolo's Impact On His Free-Agent Decision


It is still quite hard to have it sink in for many people that former Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Sherman didn't dispute that aspect of the 49ers' appeal.

After a seemingly amicable parting between the four-time All Pro and the Seahawks organisation, Sherman revealed to Peter King of the MMQB that his reasons for linking up with the 9ers were "vengeful". For 2019, his base salary would jump another $1 million if he were to make the upcoming Pro Bowl. Richard said, "What if I'm voted to the Pro Bowl and I can't go because we're in the Super Bowl?' We thought, He's right".

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On the flip side, the 49ers' pursuit of Sherman came after they looked into acquiring veteran cornerback Aqib Talib, only he rejected a potential trade from the Denver Broncos and instead accepted one to the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN reported Sunday morning. "You're excited after the game".

According to an account of the negotiations published Monday on Monday Morning Quarterback on, the Seahawks declined a chance to match the contract offer Sherman received from the 49ers, with general manager John Schneider saying the incentives were "a little too rich for me".

Agreeing on a deal brought to an end a whirlwind couple of days for Sherman.

According to Sherman, nearly immediately after the Seahawks released him on Friday, the 49ers got in touch with him and invited him to visit with the team. "I want a chance to show what I can do". "I enjoyed the city of Seattle and the fans there". That leaves 14 other games, however, for him to make a deeper impact for a 49ers franchise he's tormented as their hated rival since 2011.

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Sherman's contract is very low-risk for the 49ers. He was at the NFLPA meetings in Las Vegas when the Seahawks gave him the news and he heard from 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan nearly as soon as the transaction hit the waiver wire. Still, it's a hedge for the 49ers as Sherman continues recovery from a torn Achilles tendon suffered November 9 at Arizona. "We had something really special with that group".

105 games out of 112 played.

While it's unknown exactly the paycut Seattle wanted Sherman to take, it's surely less than $10 million for the 2018 season. Like Sherman, Witherspoon is a big cornerback (6-foot-3) ideal for Robert Saleh's scheme.

With Chancellor's football future in jeopardy because of a career-threatening neck injury, the Seahawks have approached Shead about possibly playing strong safety next season.

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