No. 4 Sherman signs with the 49ers
For almost a decade, Richard Sherman had been the bain of the 49ers. With Jim Harbaugh long gone and the Pete Carroll honeymoon over, Sherman made a trip down the West Coast to find himself a new employer after the Seahawks parted ways with him following the 2017 season.
And he got it.
The move was met with skepticism, cynicism as much as optimism.
After the 2017 season came to a close, 49ers fans dared to dream again when we saw what newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could offer. So maybe having Sherman on the right side of the equation wouldn’t be such a bad thing after all.
Not only did this move rock both sides of the rivalry, but in a way, it rattled the NFL as well. Sherman made a bold decision to accept an incentive-based offer with few guarantees from the 49ers with no agent involved.
This was a classic Sherman move: bold, decisive, effective. For once, it would actually work in favor of the Niners.
Despite injuries and other setbacks in 2018, things were looking up for San Francisco.