John Schneider on idea of trading Richard Sherman: “We listen to everything”

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman may find it hilarious there’s talk he could be traded. However, General Manager John Schneider didn’t exactly slam the door shut on the concept on Tuesday.

In meeting with Seattle reporters at the league meetings, Schneider said that they listen to every proposal that comes their way.

“We listen. We listen to everything you would think,” he said. “We’re in a lot of stuff. We try to pride ourselves on that. I think I’ve told you guys before we walk away from 98 percent of the deals that we’re involved with or talking about. But at least we know that we’ve knocked down their door, we’ve gone in there and checked it out. We’re not just going to assume. We always just have to constantly be thinking about the organization and how we’re going to move it forward.”

The idea of trading Sherman came about after former NFL executive Michael Lombardi said in a podcast that he’d heard Seattle would be open to trading the All-Pro cornerback.

“I truly believe, based on what I hear around the National Football League, that the Seahawks would in fact, for the right deal, trade Richard Sherman,” Lombardi said as part of a larger discussion surrounding the New Orleans Saints interest in New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.

The practicality of a deal for Sherman this year doesn’t seem feasible. Sherman’s contract isn’t particularly advantageous for Seattle to try to move him. Additionally, they need him. With DeShawn Shead expected to be out well into the regular season following a torn ACL sustained in the playoffs, Seattle’s cornerback depth is currently lacking.

However, the fact Schneider didn’t go out of his way to shrug off the idea is notable. Sherman twice blew up at members of Seattle’s coaching staff on the sidelines during games. He publicly criticized offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for calling a pass from the 1-yard line in a December game against the Los Angeles Rams, doubled down on the comments the following week, threatened to ruin the career of a media member and generally remained an issue for the remainder of the season.

The “right deal” probably doesn’t exist right now for Sherman. That doesn’t mean it won’t exist in the future. And Seattle might just be willing to pull the trigger when the time comes.

37 responses to “John Schneider on idea of trading Richard Sherman: “We listen to everything”

  1. I bet the Packers, Patriots and every team also listen. They may laugh at offers but if a team was silly enough to offer their entire draft for the next 15 years then you take it.

    And although no one offers it, you listen to the offer at least.

  2. Trading Richard Sherman would be the kind of action that an amateur GM, such as Tim Ruskell, would do, not a professional NFL GM.

  3. As well he should. No player in today’s NFL (save perhaps someone like Brady) is untouchable.

    As a Hawks fan I’d be disappointed to see Sherm move on but if a team were willing to offer the moon for him, Schneider would be a fool to walk away.

  4. I think my Seahawks are walking around “half-pregnant” at this point. Quit grabbing linebackers and add some defensive lineman that can get to the quarterback, ONE true running back AND fortify the LINE ! All this cutesy talk about tinkering with the secondary is insane. Get back to what WORKS for our team !!! As a matter of fact, reverse the order of that progression.

  5. Good the guy constantly runs his mouth about everything but how to be a ideal teammate. I hope it all comes back to ten folds in a browns uniform

  6. the possible trade rumors of Richard Sherman story is now ridiculous. enough already! he isn’t going to be traded much to the chagrin to some of the local WA reporters.. prediction: Sherman will play out the remainder of his 2 year contract then leave in free agency along with the remaining LOB members.

  7. Aw, who’s gonna pout this season? In the age of teams not wanting distractions on the roster, how could Sherman not see this coming?
    Bet he tanks this season.

  8. Dick Sherman’s mouth runs him out of town. Pete is loyal to a fault to his players even if it means lying about non-existent injuries to cover for his decline.

  9. “The Right deal” would be mind blowing and one that clearly no team would likely make. I hope there isn’t a deal for next few years.

  10. It makes sense to trade him because he is one of the highest paid CB in the league, but he is not playing like he is one of the best. He ain’t no all-pro. Getting rid of him can save a lot of cap space, to sign someone who is truly an all pro, plus they get some draft picks and/or a player or two for him.

  11. I love Sherman, he’s an outstanding player, but he won’t become more than that until he learns to calm himself and control his mouth a little more. He has a lot of great and informative stuff to say about the league but it gets tainted by stupid outbursts.

  12. If they could only trade his mouth. Agree though on Bevell, he’s a terrible OC that cost them a Super Bowl and a number of other games.

  13. When you get a chance to get rid of a disruptive player no matter how talented, it has to be an option if you can get value in return. The question is, who would want to import a potential highly paid disruption to their team?

  14. as a hawk fan for 30 years, I have seen players come and go…..presently with his ‘mental, I am a god’ attitude, trade him! no cancer allowed with the Seahwks…… and he is one big ass tumor.

  15. There are a few players that I would be mad at the Seahawks for trading: Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor, Wagner, Wilson, and Baldwin. I think if we need to get value we should consider Wright or Bennett as trade-bait, but only if we get an offer we can’t refuse. We get our value from the draft in most cases.

  16. This is like that “Pass It On” game except that we started with a stupid rumor. Love watching the rubes fall for it.

  17. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Mar 28, 2017 10:10 PM

    Trading Richard Sherman would be the kind of action that an amateur GM, such as Tim Ruskell, would do, not a professional NFL GM.
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    R u kidding me? Get real.

    Unless u r still wet behind the ears, the Edmonton Oilers traded Gretzky, the GOAT, to the LA Kings in 1988.

    Everyone, including the loudmouthed Sherman, is on the block. But, who would want him?

  18. moun10mama says:
    Mar 28, 2017 11:56 PM
    the possible trade rumors of Richard Sherman story is now ridiculous. enough already! he isn’t going to be traded much to the chagrin to some of the local WA reporters.. prediction: Sherman will play out the remainder of his 2 year contract then leave in free agency along with the remaining LOB members.

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    Can we please stop calling them that? They haven’t been the Legion of Boom for the past few years now.

  19. Sherman was totally justified in his criticism of Chris Richard and Derrell Bevel. They are both incompetent and Sherman is the only one who has the guts to say it. Bevel cost the team a Super Bowl. It’s way past time for Pete Carroll to move on from both of them.

    I mean, my God! The Seahawks were 3rd in defense last year! Richard has to go.

  20. belugataxi says:
    Bet he tanks this season.

    meximyke says:
    Even the Shehawks are getting tired of Dick’s mouth!! His play is overated too!!!!

    omeimontis says:
    It makes sense to trade him because he is one of the highest paid CB in the league, but he is not playing like he is one of the best. He ain’t no all-pro.

    irishgary says:
    When Thomas was hurt last year, it showed that Sherman is not an all pro.

    jjackwagon says:
    Mar 29, 2017 9:02 AM
    Decidedly average after ET went down. Buyer beware.
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    Richard Sherman’s stats since he came into the league:

    Receptions against: 228 (#1)
    Completion percentage: 47.70% (#1)
    Yards: 3,129 (2nd by 27 yards)
    TDs against: 13 (#2 by 1 TD)
    Interceptions: 32 (#1 by 9 ints)
    Passes Defensed: 58 (Tied for 1st)
    Coverage passer rating: 50.28 (1st by 20 points)

    Richard Sherman is the best corner in the NFL, and has been since 2011. He’s going to the Hall of Fame.

  21. Hey qbarrel, i didn’t actually call them legion of boom, i said LOB which is what they call themselves now which stands for “Love Our Brothers”.

  22. Just about every team would take him if the price is right.

    But it won’t be. You don’t give away a guy w/ his proven skills. Even if he isn’t as invincible w/o Thomas or Chancellor behind him, he’s still a top-tier CB.

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