Richard Sherman is involved in trade effort, wants to go to a contender

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is participating in the effort to move on and move out from Seattle, but he doesn’t just want to go anywhere.

That’s the word from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who said on PFT Live that Sherman is involved in the trade effort, but he’s looking to play for a contender and wouldn’t cooperate with trade talks if the talks are with a bad team.

“Richard Sherman is talking to some people,” Salguero said. “He wants to play in Super Bowls or have a chance to compete in Super Bowls, so he has some degree of leverage as to where this train goes.”

Despite Sherman’s willingness to participate in trade talks, Salguero expects him to remain a Seahawk because he expects the Seahawks to demand more in a trade than any team will offer.

“I don’t think it’s going to happen because they want a mint for Richard Sherman,” Salguero said.

Still, if it does happen, Sherman will be on board. At least if he’s going to a team where he thinks he can get another ring.

113 responses to “Richard Sherman is involved in trade effort, wants to go to a contender

  1. Which means he will immediately become disgruntled if things aren’t meeting his expectations with the new team. He’s not THAT good to bring that into your lockerroom while giving up a mint.

  2. I think with what the Seahaeks are asking the list of takers is likely to be to short for him to gave much say. He could always sweeten the deal by being will to negotiate a lower more team friendly contract with who he goes to but I am not sure thats a consideration he is up for. And even if he did I suspect Seattle would still have to lower their asking price.

  3. Looking more and more like he’ll be a Patriot. This doesn’t bode well for anybody.

  4. honestly hope some crap team offers what the seahawks want and sherman is forced to go or retire….while hes a pretty good CB hes got a big mouth and I for one am tired of hearing his BS on TV or seeing it in the news

  5. Good for you Sherm….

    You worked hard, developed your brand, became the best at what you do. Time to reap the benefits.

    It’s the American Way…..(now watch the trumpkin comments)

  6. If he want to play for a contender, I can understand why he’s willing to be traded…

  7. Good organizations in contention don’t trade players + high round draft picks for 29 year old cornerbacks.

    Especially when the 29 year old cornerback’s current team seems so eager to get rid of him.

  8. Armando Salguero and Manish Mehta are two of the worst writers when it comes to creating stories out of thin air. If either one of them told me water was wet I would have to question it.

  9. SO now even your own players don’t think you’re a SB contender. What say you Seahawk fans?

  10. I want him to get traded so we can hear him talk about how great he is or see more facial expressions like the Butler interception reaction.

    Most top tier CBs let their play do the talking which is in stark contrast to Sherman who let his talk do the playing.

    Remember Larry Brown against the Steelers?

  11. It would be great if John Robinson could pull something off and get Sherman given the picks we have. We could use his talent in our secondary, his mouth not so much but he is still arguably a Top 5 corner. Can’t wait for draft draft day!!

    Everyone have a great Friday!!

    Go Blue!!!!

  12. If Sherman wants out, fine. If Marshawn wants to go to Oakland, fine.

    Get some young, hungry, teachable players that want to compete and focus on their team.

    I love both of those players and what they’ve done on the field but all the drama has to end.

    Play, or don’t play.

    Go HAWKS

  13. Makes sense, Carroll said they want to put more of the offense on Wilson, they try to make him the hero in the SB and he fails miserably. Lynch saw the writing on the wall and got out while he could, Sherman also knows they won’t win with Wilson running the show so he wants out too knowing that Seattle will not be a contender moving forward. To bad for Sherman that this team overvalues their players and is asking way too much for an aging system player.

    This team will fail because they think Wilson is better than he really is, they’re going to find out the hard way that the real success of this team was due to that defense and Lynch.

  14. I’d rather trade for the elephant he did those peanut commercials with if I were a GM.

  15. He has zero choice. NONE!

    And maybe, just maybe he’ll realize what his mouth has gotten him into that his skills cannot get him out of.

  16. There’s a limited number of true contenders and among them how many need a #1 corner? Sherman’s way of trying to get Jerry’s attention?

  17. first, youre nuts if you dont think the seahawks are superbowl contenders. sherman saying he would welcome a trade provided it was to a contender doesnt mean he believes seattle is trending downward.

    second, he’s under contract, so he doesnt really have any leverage. sit out? fine. enjoy losing millions as well as a season to cement the legacy he is building.

    third, trade him to buffalo. that’ll shut him up

  18. Oakland makes a lot of sense. A definite contender. An AFC team. And you can probably include the rights to Lynch to sweeten a deal.

  19. If Sherman doesn’t go to a team with an excellent pass rush, he’ll look average…

  20. I think Sherman would like to go to the Patriots, but the timing is is just off right now because Butler isn’t going anywhere in 2017. It will be Butler and Gilmore in NE and the Patriots will either do a deal with Butler after the season or with someone else. Sherman will be gone in 2017 because you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube once it’s out.

  21. stellarperformance says:

    Packers. Just like Woodson late in his career.

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    You mean Ted isn’t happy with his first round bust Randall and the other guy that’s never close enough to the receive to be able to see his name on his jersey?

    I’d love the see the Packers make this trade to see just how good Sherman is with nearly no talent around him.

  22. nhpats says:

    Sherman wants to play for the Pats
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    Why would they give up Malcolm Butler and a 1st round pick for such an “average” player?

  23. scmems07 says:

    Makes sense, Carroll said they want to put more of the offense on Wilson, they try to make him the hero in the SB and he fails miserably. Lynch saw the writing on the wall and got out while he could, Sherman also knows they won’t win with Wilson running the show so he wants out too knowing that Seattle will not be a contender moving forward. To bad for Sherman that this team overvalues their players and is asking way too much for an aging system player.

    This team will fail because they think Wilson is better than he really is, they’re going to find out the hard way that the real success of this team was due to that defense and Lynch.
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    I hate to break this to you, but the Seahawks already won with Wilson running the show. The score was 43-8 and Wilson had a 123.8 QB rating.

  24. I can’t find any contender willing to give up a lot to get this knucklehead. Add his salary to what the Seabags want for him and any team that trades for him would be stupid. He’s probably on the downside of his career. He only has two years left on his contract which means he would probably be holding out this year (a la Skam Chancellor) if all this trade talk wasn’t going on. He’s going to demand even more money than he’s getting now. Factor in his big, fat mouth and general knuckleheadedness and he’s just not worth it.

    The Seabags probably want to get rid of him but not at that price. They are going to be stuck with him. If they can’t do a deal he’ll probably be asking for more money this summer. The Seabags are probably dumb enough to give him more. After all, who needs an offensive line.

  25. Sherman has correctly pointed out that the Seahawks coordinators, Darrell “slant pass” Bevell and Chris Richard, aren’t championship caliber. He’s right but Pete has an irrational loyalty to his assistants. It won’t end well for either side.

  26. Sherman better hope he has good guys around him like he had in Seattle. Or he’ll be exposed for the fraud he really is.
    After their safety Earl Thomas went down last year, Sherman was beaten routinely.
    Anyone who trades for Sherman and thinks they’re getting a great shut-down cornerback is going to be sorry.

  27. dcpatfan says:
    Apr 7, 2017 8:31 AM
    Good for you Sherm….

    You worked hard, developed your brand, became the best at what you do. Time to reap the benefits.

    It’s the American Way…..(now watch the trumpkin comments)

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    Sherman was “the best” at what he did??? What do they put in the water in Seattle, anyway?

    And I’m glad to see there’s yet another person who is still crying because Americans voted for Trump as President.

  28. The problem is Seattle is asking way too much for him. He isn’t a top tier CB, probably along the lines of the second level. You can’t pay that much for him, especially at his age.

  29. He would not fit with the Pats, they don’t have any picks or players to offer for him, at 29 he’ll be nothing but mouth real soon,

    fuhgetaboutit

  30. The 2013 Seahawks were the best D I have seen since the 1985 Bears, and I for one am grateful that the Pats didn’t play in the SB that year, preferring to watch Seattle take apart the Broncos.

    I thought they would rule for years, replacing my Pats, but they couldn’t keep it together.

    Now they’ve finally noticed that the ship is sinking.

    Fast

  31. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 7, 2017 9:54 AM
    nhpats says:

    Sherman wants to play for the Pats
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    Why would they give up Malcolm Butler and a 1st round pick for such an “average” player?

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    The Pats wouldn’t. That doesn’t mean Sherman doesn’t want that.

  32. second, he’s under contract, so he doesnt really have any leverage. sit out? fine. enjoy losing millions as well as a season to cement the legacy he is building.

    His leverage is that his contract expires in two years. If he says he’s not signing an extension then who is going to trade a first and a player for a guy that’s only going to be there 2 years plus maybe the franchise tag? So, he has plenty of leverage.

    What would the Seahawks do? Cut him and pay him whatever guaranteed money is on his contract while not having his services?

  33. with Russell taking more responsibility the team will not be a serious super bowl contender. Sherman and the other guys on the defense are tired of risking CTE just so golden boy sets up a long field goal and then gets all the credit. I don’t blame him for wanting to leave.

  34. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 7, 2017 9:56 AM
    scmems07 says:

    Makes sense, Carroll said they want to put more of the offense on Wilson, they try to make him the hero in the SB and he fails miserably. Lynch saw the writing on the wall and got out while he could, Sherman also knows they won’t win with Wilson running the show so he wants out too knowing that Seattle will not be a contender moving forward. To bad for Sherman that this team overvalues their players and is asking way too much for an aging system player.

    This team will fail because they think Wilson is better than he really is, they’re going to find out the hard way that the real success of this team was due to that defense and Lynch.
    ————————————————————-
    I hate to break this to you, but the Seahawks already won with Wilson running the show. The score was 43-8 and Wilson had a 123.8 QB rating.
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    And then Wilson lost them a Super Bowl by LEADING his receiver on the 1 yard line instead of throwing into the body.

    Also much easier to win when your QB is taking up $750,000 instead of $20,000,000 per year.

    Football is a team sport and your assertion that Wilson won them the SB when Malcolm Smith and Percy Harvin outscored Denver’s offense.

    But you’re right, Trent Dilfer is better than Dan Marino and Tony Romo. Not looking me Trent and Russ had top tier defenses(just like Brady did for most of his wins and Manning did for his last rodeo)

    Sherman and Wilson totalled Les than $1,500,000 in salary for 2013. Now they count for nearly $33,000,000.

    If you’re going to give Wilson the glory, do not forget the blame that is much easier to account for.

  35. I hope he does go to the Patriots. I do not believe he is as good as many seem to think. He is grabby, often out of position, aging and has an attitude. The clash with BB and the inevitable benching because of it will be glorious to watch.

  36. 1historian says:
    Apr 7, 2017 10:21 AM
    The 2013 Seahawks were the best D I have seen since the 1985 Bears, and I for one am grateful that the Pats didn’t play in the SB that year, preferring to watch Seattle take apart the Broncos.

    I thought they would rule for years, replacing my Pats, but they couldn’t keep it together.

    Now they’ve finally noticed that the ship is sinking.

    ______________________

    Did you not watch your Patriots lose to Denver in the AFCG in 2016 and then that same defense literally win a Super Bowl against the Panthers?

  37. His best days are past him because he can no longer mug receivers at the line of scrimmage as he once did in 2013. Not a single defensive holding penalty was called in the SB. The NFL made sure Goodell’s favorite team won their SB before enforcing defensive holding again in 2014. The rule has been in the books for decades, but it was ignored and not enforced by the entire league during the entire 2013 season. That is strong evidence that the league wanted to make the Seahawks SB champs. The next year, Seattle lost the SB to the Patriots, and Goodell was mad as hell, so he took his pound of flesh from Tom Brady and the Patriots by fining the team, suspending Brady and taking away draft picks without having evidence to support the ball was deflated. The federal courts ruled that the labor agreement gave him the power to fine and suspend anyone he wants, without due process. That will change the next time the labor contract is up.

  38. I maintain any trade will involve 3 teams. …. for example, a trade to the browns for a high pick (pick flush) and a player. Then he is off to NE and the browns get a lower pick and player…Jimmy G? This will be a group effort and everyone will be (somewhat) happy.

  39. dcpatfan says:
    Apr 7, 2017 8:31 AM

    Good for you Sherm….

    You worked hard, developed your brand, became the best at what you do. Time to reap the benefits.

    It’s the American Way…..(now watch the trumpkin comments)
    ———

    dcpatfan is a racist and a liberal. But I repeat myself.

  40. Did you not watch your Patriots lose to Denver in the AFCG in 2016 and then that same defense literally win a Super Bowl against the Panthers?

    If by Panthers, you mean Falcons, and if by same defense you mean the turnover of 24 players from last year to this year, then yes, you’re correct.

    If that’s not what you mean, then I have no idea what you mean.

  41. Dick Sherman needs to be humbled a few rungs down the ego ladder. Send him to Cleveland, Buffalo, or the Chargers.

  42. I hate to break this to you, but the Seahawks already won with Wilson running the show. The score was 43-8 and Wilson had a 123.8 QB rating.
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    That was more of a flop by Manning and Denver with Manning mishandling the 1st snap from scrimmage and the onslaught began

  43. I get the general sentiment on this board about him not being worth the value. As a Packer fan, I remember when I said those same things about Charles Woodson. Woops…

  44. grumpysal says:
    Apr 7, 2017 11:09 AM
    Did you not watch your Patriots lose to Denver in the AFCG in 2016 and then that same defense literally win a Super Bowl against the Panthers?

    If by Panthers, you mean Falcons, and if by same defense you mean the turnover of 24 players from last year to this year, then yes, you’re correct.

    If that’s not what you mean, then I have no idea what you mean.

    _____________

    Please tear up your football viewing card.

    The playoffs always happen the following year from the season.

    The 2015 Broncos appeared in the 2016 AFC championship game because the game was played in 2016. The 2016 Super Bowl was between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

    It’s right there Trebek.

  45. sb44champs says:
    Apr 7, 2017 11:26 AM
    I hate to break this to you, but the Seahawks already won with Wilson running the show. The score was 43-8 and Wilson had a 123.8 QB rating.
    ===============================
    That was more of a flop by Manning and Denver with Manning mishandling the 1st snap from scrimmage and the onslaught began

    _________________

    That was more on John Fox not preparing his team. Watch the footage again, the ball was snapped when Manning was making adjustments. The stadium was unbelievably loud, but the 2012th man is shockingly quiet these days.

    Kubiak won with the team Fox and Del Rio couldn’t do diddly squat with.

    Wade Phillips is the man!

  46. Oakland is becoming Seattle South- Malcolm Smith, Ken Norton, Bruce Irvin, Keenan Lambert,tbd beast mode, and now possibly Richard Sherman. Makes sense he would want toas he is from Compton, and played college ball in the bay.

  47. I hate to break this to you, but the Seahawks already won with Wilson running the show. The score was 43-8 and Wilson had a 123.8 QB rating.
    ______________

    I hate to break this to you but the Seahawks were winning 28-0 before Wilson threw a TD. Seattle had the ball on the broncos side of the field nearly the whole first half and Wilson put up 13 PTS. That game was won by the Seattle defense and the fact that Denver’s defense was missing most of their best players.

  48. Might as well go to the Patriots, Richard. Not only will you get to play in Superbowls, but they still have the pieces of your broken heart that you left on the sideline after Superbowl XLIX.

  49. Good organizations in contention don’t trade players + high round draft picks for 29 year old cornerbacks.

    Especially when the 29 year old cornerback’s current team seems so eager to get rid of him.

    1. Your jealousy of the Pats is delicious.
    2. BB knows a lot more than you about football, as do I.
    3. The Seahawks on the verge of cap hell if they don’t trade him. Trading him has NOTHING to do with performance, dopey.

  50. Love to have em in Dallas not for what they’re asking though at most a second round pick and no player and even that is a bit much

  51. tylawspick6 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 8:23 AM
    Welcome to the Patriots.
    _________________________
    If the Seahawks are looking for a mint for a Sherman trade, then the Patriots are not going to be in that discussion… they dump their players before their big pay day… they offer peanuts to teams in trades… besides, they just won the SB and have the last pick in the 1st round… not likely to raise any eyebrows with the Seahawks brass.

  52. We are so caught up in where he is going, we forgot to understand why he is going. Very good player making less than he probably would someplace else if he was a free agent. If they wanted to send him a message they could have done it a thousand ways. Something is wrong between him and the management and they have done an amazing job of keeping the lid on it nationally.

  53. Personally, I hope SEA is stuck with him and his big salary and his big mouth. I hope he implodes on them this year. Not impressed with Carroll and Schneider trying to rein him in through media comments they make.

  54. The Seapigeons are delusional if they think they will get much for him. An average player and a 3rd at best. The guy is 29 and one of the most outspoken players in the NFL.

  55. He’s a very good player, he’s flashy, controversial, self-centered and grabs media attention. You know Jerry wants him and the Dallas defense desperately needs him.

  56. Did you not watch your Patriots lose to Denver in the AFCG in 2016 and then that same defense literally win a Super Bowl against the Panthers?

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    Yes, we saw the Pats B Squad barely lose, 20-18 on a missed PAT and failed 2 pt conversion, to the CHinese HGH Broncos, courtesy of Manning’s wife, on top of cap cheating.

    Yes, we saw it.

  57. cosmicredneck81 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 12:22 PM
    Love to have em in Dallas not for what they’re asking though at most a second round pick and no player and even that is a bit much
    ……………………
    Wow, I’m surprised you didn’t say no more than a conditional 7th.

  58. He’s already playing for the best contender he’s going to get a contract from. Who’s better? The Patriots? They already spent on a big CB contract.

    If he’s mad at coaches and wants better ones, which contender has better ones? Probably only the Patriots. Any other coach will make the same (reasonable) decisions that have made Sherman fly off the handle.

    When a team is on top, like the Seahawks were a few years back, you wonder what could possibly bring them down. But it always happens, and this is one way.

  59. nyneal says:
    Apr 7, 2017 10:02 AM
    dcpatfan says:
    Apr 7, 2017 8:31 AM
    Good for you Sherm….

    You worked hard, developed your brand, became the best at what you do. Time to reap the benefits.

    It’s the American Way…..(now watch the trumpkin comments)

    ——————————————————————

    Sherman was “the best” at what he did??? What do they put in the water in Seattle, anyway?

    And I’m glad to see there’s yet another person who is still crying because Americans voted for Trump as President.

    —————————————

    Nyneal demonstrating the reading comprehension of a typical trump supporter. The guy’s name is dcpatfan, meaning he neither lives in Seattle nor roots for the Seahawks.

    Keep up the good work, genius

  60. If we were to take a step back and look at this from a football perspective, it just doesn’t work out as well. Where does he want to go?

    The teams best suited for him and are contenders are already good there. There aren’t many contenders who play Tampa 2/Cover 3 type defense that can afford to acquire him. If he’s willing to extend the definition of contender, maybe. Teams like the Panthers or the Jaguars (if they keep their old defensive scheme) might fit. The Chargers are too far away from contention and though the Saints want to run a three deep safety zone scheme, they lack the personnel and Dennis Allen stinks. The Steelers like using some of the same techniques for their DBs, but I highly doubt they’re a destination.

    The best match with all things considered would be the Cowboys, because their scheme is mostly similar to what Seattle runs and are contenders who could use a corner. I don’t quite see that happening (mostly because I think these “talks” are nothing that will materialize; Sherman wants a new deal from Seattle). I just don’t think Seattle has any interest in trading Sherman. If they did, and Dallas is willing to meet their terms, they might be the fit Sherman would take. The only other team that sounds like it would fit Sherman’s standards is Atlanta. They’ve just extended Trufant and are looking to extend Freeman, so I’m not sure where their resources will be, but the money they paid Trufant makes him a #1 corner.

    Like I said, I don’t see a trade happening, but Atlanta and Dallas might be the two destinations Sherman is hoping to leverage against Seattle.

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