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Richard Sherman: Seahawks deal will be sign of respect

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The Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman are talking about a contract that will keep Sherman in Seattle for the long term.

Mike Florio of PFT reported earlier this week that the goal is to get a deal done before the draft gets underway in two weeks, but that the two sides have yet to reach a consensus on any terms at this point in the negotiations. Albert Breer of NFL Network spoke to Sherman on Wednesday and asked him if his goal was to become the highest paid cornerback in football and the man who has loudly proclaimed his superiority to other corners in the league said the value of the deal would be a sign of respect.

“Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect,” Sherman said. “It’s all about respect in this game and the only way people show respect is the dollars. We’ll see what happens.”

Darrelle Revis got $12 million for this season from the Patriots and Aqib Talib got $26 million in guaranteed money (although some is guaranteed for injury only), which sets the bar Sherman would need to clear to become the best-paid corner in football. Franchising Sherman for the 2015 season would lead to a salary close to what Revis got in New England, which raises the likelihood that he’ll wind up being very well respected if he and the Seahawks can agree on a deal this offseason.

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54 Responses to “Richard Sherman: Seahawks deal will be sign of respect”
  1. donnymacjack says: Apr 24, 2014 8:24 AM

    Pay the man. He clearly deserves it.

  2. dickshotdogs says: Apr 24, 2014 8:28 AM

    Anyone else tired of the way these players throw around the word respect, so casually?

  3. lexd75 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:33 AM

    This guy is one of the smarter people in the NFL and in the top 3 in the league at cornerback. And he’s about to see a boatload of respect coming his way shortly.

  4. qdog112 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:44 AM

    Richard is right. In my view he should be the highest paid CB. The problem is that the Seahawks may not be able to make that happen, even if they want to, without damaging what they have going on.

    Of the top CBs, Talib and Revis, Sherman is the only one with a ring, if I’m correct. He’s on top of the game and should be compensated as such.

  5. philyeagles5 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:45 AM

    Here we go

  6. tqaztec says: Apr 24, 2014 8:46 AM

    The man learned from Deion Sanders. Talk, talk, talk, talk, get paid.

  7. allhailkingflacco says: Apr 24, 2014 8:54 AM

    Prepare to be disrespected.

  8. luckydog46 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:58 AM

    Dude has “respect” envy!

  9. dblockdedicated says: Apr 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    Revis could literally play one season then retire and not have to work another day.

  10. doubleogator says: Apr 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    “The only way people show respect is the dollars” Thankfully that’s not how most people think…

  11. beastmode5150 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:02 AM

    He’s right.

  12. bitw44 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:02 AM

    If there is one things Richard Sherman knows about, its respect.

  13. mortyglickstein says: Apr 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    He’s the best ever! Just ask him

  14. vtown77 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:08 AM

    Trade him

  15. ohioraider22 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:15 AM

    He’s not that good and he is coming off an injury that may limit him.

  16. phinsneverwin says: Apr 24, 2014 9:20 AM

    He should sign with the dolphins .. a player coming off an injury is better than any play they have

  17. phinfan says: Apr 24, 2014 9:25 AM

    Respect? The same respect he shows players on the field?

  18. thebirdofprey2 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:26 AM

    I think Sherman should be the highest paid CB in football. It would be nice to have a “hometown discount” but that is not reality. When players are older, talent starts to diminish or there is a younger cheaper guy capable the veteran is shown the door. There is no loyalty in the NFL. I heard talks of 13 million per year. Seattle is really good about the way they structure contracts.

  19. luigiboy12 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    Greater players have received less respect. It’s a business first. Respect does not factor. You don’t need money to know you have it.

  20. cubano76 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    His bit is getting old.

  21. jeffesky says: Apr 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    This guy is the man. he will and should get paid to a long term deal. Those of you who have played and won at any level in a team sport know how key certain players are at inspiring and demanding harder play out of the rest of us. I had some guys like that in soccer and if weren’t for them we wouldn’t have had the success we did. Those key players can’t be over rated. If Sherm wasn’t there to make that play in the title game against the 49ers then the Niners would be SB48 champs. What about the Texans game! If we let this man walk then were done and on our way to the mighty M’s futility. don’t believe in anyway we loose Sherm, ET or RW. Get it done John, I know you will.

  22. ghost26 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    The guy has been a very good player the last two seasons but I’m surprised the Seahawks aren’t focused on getting a deal done w/ Earl Thomas.

    All I know is that if the Seahawks keep drafting or keep finding undrafted FA & developing them they’re going to be a REALLY tough team to contend with for awhile. If not then their run ends after 2014 year b/c they’re going to lose players to FA.

    It pains me to say this b/c I really don’t like the Seahawks or their fans but the GM & Pete Carroll have done a phenomenal job there.

  23. azarkhan says: Apr 24, 2014 9:36 AM

    Funny how those who deserve the least respect demand it the most.

  24. explosionsauce says: Apr 24, 2014 9:40 AM

    Sherman talking about respect, now that’s fresh

  25. floratiotime says: Apr 24, 2014 9:41 AM

    Why is money always called ‘respect’ by these clowns ?

  26. MostlyRight says: Apr 24, 2014 9:59 AM

    Funny I respect Pat Tillman, and it has nothing to do with the dollars.

  27. painsyndicate says: Apr 24, 2014 10:02 AM

    The fact that he thinks “respect” = “money” is sad.
    He doesn’t show respect thus doesn’t deserve any.
    Up to this point Richard has been a clown.
    Grow up, stop the sideshow and just play.

  28. lexd75 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:22 AM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation for all the down-voting on this page.

  29. purpleguy says: Apr 24, 2014 10:47 AM

    When will these guys understand that the NFL is a business in which management can’t be swayed by emotion?

  30. floriosbigtoe says: Apr 24, 2014 10:52 AM

    I’m clearly not being respected.

  31. 1rockyracoon says: Apr 24, 2014 10:55 AM

    Why is that the men who use the term “respect” are the ones who tend to act immature?

  32. sb44champs says: Apr 24, 2014 11:14 AM

    Sherman needs to shut it and stop being so insecure..

  33. phillyguyindc says: Apr 24, 2014 11:16 AM

    I’ll be looking for the so often used “I feel disrespected” quote in two weeks.

  34. dontbugmeonsundays says: Apr 24, 2014 11:17 AM

    Revis > Sherman all day every day. You may not agree but at least Revis follows the other teams best receiver around wherever he lines up.

  35. greenbaysmacker says: Apr 24, 2014 11:23 AM

    Schneider was mentored well by Ted Thompson & Ron Wolf and will do what’s best to make sure the Seahawks are contenders every year. Sherman won’t get a deal until his current contract is over. In the meantime, as a sign of respect, Schneider could ship Sherman’s locker to his home after the season.

  36. maxl49 says: Apr 24, 2014 12:03 PM

    Not cheap for a Cover 3 corner …

  37. golforepar says: Apr 24, 2014 12:08 PM

    Sherman should get 30 per year if can keep his mouth shut for 1 month, won’t happen!

  38. kvt7280 says: Apr 24, 2014 12:20 PM

    If he doesn’t get at least what the Bucs gave Darrelle Revis, that’s a slap in the face. He’s way better than Revis past and present.

  39. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Apr 24, 2014 12:21 PM

    I respect Jarius Wright.

  40. SeattleJones says: Apr 24, 2014 12:34 PM

    My, what wealth the hawks have. Best QB, best DBs, and best Super Bowl team ever. This dynasty ride has been a fun one.

  41. anthonyromo says: Apr 24, 2014 12:47 PM

    5 Years $58 ($30 guaranteed) let’s put this to sleep.

  42. bakeberryjam says: Apr 24, 2014 12:55 PM

    Do reporters line up outside this guys house or something? So tired of this dude’s talk.

  43. kilhoparkphotography says: Apr 24, 2014 1:11 PM

    give him max money. give wilson max money. in fact give the entire team all the money the cap has to offer. bc the hawks are in big trouble in the next few years w cap space. a lot of good talent will have to go bc the team wont be able to afford them. after sherman’s guaranteed money is up, he’s gone.

  44. conormacleod says: Apr 24, 2014 1:12 PM

    And there it is. Spelling TEAM, T-E-I-M. There is an “I” in his spelling. I’m not even a little surprised.

  45. hehateme2 says: Apr 24, 2014 1:28 PM

    Not sure what they’re paying clowns these days?

  46. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Apr 24, 2014 1:36 PM

    I guess the sad truth in today’s NFL is that as you achieve success, the cost of business skyrockets. I heard that with the acquisition of Pryor, Wilson is now the 3rd highest paid QB on the roster (and he just won you the Superbowl).

    How will they fit in all of these players under the cap, remains to be seen. A nice problem to have, mind you – but a problem nonetheless, if they want to retain all their guys that brought them to the promised land…

  47. cincyalldaway says: Apr 24, 2014 1:50 PM

    Only an arse hole of his caliber would equate respect with money! What a turd. Mark my words, he won’t get what HE believes he’s worth and will start taking off on plays. The second coming of Randy Moss!

  48. eglsfan says: Apr 24, 2014 1:57 PM

    Sherman, just shut up already….

  49. vincentbojackson says: Apr 24, 2014 6:25 PM

    Is there any player in the league that has a bigger chip on his shoulder from perceived lack of respect than Sherman?

    The guy is a complete mental case. I’d have more respect for the guy if he just didn’t give a crap what people thought.

  50. bassplucker says: Apr 24, 2014 7:23 PM

    It’s always about respect with this guy, isn’t it? For a big CB he has a serious case of short man syndrome.

  51. forty9asty says: Apr 24, 2014 9:57 PM

    So…he’s calling out the front office and saying if they “respect” him, they’ll pay him top dollar. He claims to be a team player, but they can’t “respect” everybody on that team who deserves it. Yet again, with his me-first attitude that means they can’t keep everybody else who is due a big payday. When he gets his big money and the rest of that D has to go because there’s no money left, we’ll see how great he really is when he has to cover a lot more of the field…

  52. thedanceface says: Apr 25, 2014 1:33 AM

    get the feeling he’ll pout if he’s not offered the biggest contract out of all DB’s in the league. trade him for a 1st and a 3rd round pick. no one man above the team, let someone else pay him. love what he’s done for the team but he is not irreplaceable. IMO

  53. 1historian says: Apr 25, 2014 5:37 PM

    If it had not been for Sherman the Broncos might have had a ghost of a chance in the SB.

  54. seadawgs72 says: Apr 25, 2014 9:47 PM

    I would like to hear what theMackstrong has to say on this matter. He’s a legendary Seahawk even if it’s mostly hawk fans that understand that. I value his opinion. If he says he wants too much money & will weaken the team in the long run then i say let him go. That is my humble opinion. For the record I’m a huge Sherman fan even tho he embarrasses me at times & I’m sure his teammates & coaches feel the same way. It’s a strange dichotomy with what comes out of his mouth in the heat of the moment against how obviously bright & well spoken he is in off the field interviews. He obviously earned that Stanford scholarship by more than just his football acumen.

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