5 teams who should call on SF 49ers CB Richard Sherman in free agency
Wouldn’t this be just perfect for Richard Sherman? He would get to go back to where it all started. Where he carved out his place among the all-time greats. The place he probably will always consider home: Seattle.
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Now, this actually is more likely than most people would think. Seattle’s secondary ranked as one of the worst in the NFL last year. The Seahawks will probably sign some younger players to give their pass defense a spark, but Sherman would be the absolute perfect fit for a team in desperate need of reviving their defensive identity.
Since Sherman’s departure, the “Legion of Boom” has become the “Legion of Gloom,” essentially becoming a shell of its former self. What better way to try and reestablish that tough, high-IQ defensive culture than to bring back one of the guys who started it all.
Seattle would probably be able to pay him enough to keep him happy, while also not putting too much pressure on him to be a superstar cornerback anymore. Though, going back to Seattle would mean Sherman’s career would essentially be coming to a close, as veterans who return to their original teams usually don’t have much time left in the league.
A move like this would also probably set up Sherman to one day receive a defensive coaching role within the Seahawks organization and would make a lot of Hawks fans extremely happy.
Wherever Sherman ends up, there’s no doubt that he was one of the SF 49ers’ most important players throughout the last three seasons. His leadership and football IQ were second to none, and he’ll be greatly missed on this team.
Who would have thought SF 49ers fans would ever be sad to see Sherman leave San Francisco?