4 current 49ers players on track for Pro Football Hall of Fame

George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Richard Sherman, 49ers
Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

No. 2: 49ers Cornerback Richard Sherman

Another player who has had most of his success outside of San Francisco, cornerback Richard Sherman is well known as one of the premier lockdown corners of the last decade.

Sherman had a very productive career as a member of the vaunted “Legion of Boom” with the archrival Seattle Seahawks. His accolades included four Pro Bowl nods and four All-Pro (three first-team and one second-team) selections to go with a Super Bowl ring.

When Sherman left the Seahawks after suffering an Achilles tear in 2017 to immediately sign with the 49ers, it was thought that perhaps the best of his career was behind him after suffering an injury that is very hard for athletes to fight back from.

Fortunately for the 49ers, that was not the case.

After a solid debut season, Sherman burst back into his old form in 2019, and while his Super Bowl was one to forget, he had an amazing season that took him back to the Pro Bowl and another second-team All-Pro nod.

Sherman is the leader of the defense and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. No doubt he would love to add some more individual honors as well as another Super Bowl to his resume before he retires.

If he does, he can be considered a virtual lock for Canton.