Will Richard Sherman return to the Seahawks?

AP

Typically, a player who has torn an Achilles tendon during an NFL game receives a cart ride to the locker room. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t do that. He hobbled off the field, and he remained on the sideline for the rest of the game. Even though it was clear that his season was over.

It’s possible Sherman decided to stay on the sideline in uniform because he realizes that there’s a chance it will be the last time he ever does that. With an $11 million salary and a $13.2 million cap number for 2018 and a 30th birthday coming on March 30, the Seahawks may decide to move on, with or without an effort to get him to take less money.

Sherman was available in trade earlier this year. When no deal happened, both sides tried to put the toothpaste back in the tube. While mostly successful, the issue lingers. And the injury at least keeps a divorce on the table.

Regardless of how it plays out, Sherman knows he possibly will be playing for a different team next year. So it’s easy to understand why he decided that, for what could be one less time, he’d remain in the only NFL uniform he’s worn during seven years in the NFL.

42 responses to “Will Richard Sherman return to the Seahawks?

  1. Big loss for Seattle.. hate the hawks but always like to see them at full strength so when they get beat their fans don’t use injuries as an excuse…. dynasty teams over come these issues….fast recovery Sherman….

  2. Sherman was my Football Ali. I did not like Ali at all as I thought he was all mouth with no substance. After 10 years I figured out he was playing me like many others. I became a fan but missed out appreciating his true skills for many years. Same with Richard Sherman. I would take him on my team anyday.

  3. I’ve said it over and over. Legion of DONE, Legion of INJURIES. Their better days are behind them. Stop living in the past. This defense is injury riddled, ranks below average in total defense, and will only get worse, as none of them can stay healthy. The Seahawks won’t even win their own division, much less make the playoffs this year. So sad to watch this team fall apart, not.

  4. Seriously? Yes he may not come back but I find it incredibly unlikely he stayed on the field because it was going to be his last time doing it. IMO he stayed on the field because he knew his season was over and doing a surgery yesterday, today, tomorrow etc makes no difference. He loves his teammates and wanted to support them.

  5. ipeefreelyagain says:

    I’ve said it over and over. Legion of DONE, Legion of INJURIES. Their better days are behind them. Stop living in the past. This defense is injury riddled, ranks below average in total defense, and will only get worse, as none of them can stay healthy. The Seahawks won’t even win their own division, much less make the playoffs this year. So sad to watch this team fall apart, not.
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    I realize this is your desperate fantasy, but it won’t happen. Seahawks are actually 5th in defense in the only stat that matters: Scoring. yes losing the best defensive player of his era and a Hall-of-Famer will hurt, but unlike last year they have depth and talent so they will adapt.

    If it wasn’t for the refs, they would have won 29-0 last night. They held the highest scoring offense in the NFL, the Rams, to 10 points on their home field. Without Sherman, the Rams may get to 17 when they come to the Clink.

    As to Sherman returning, they have no need to cut him, so why would they? And his best chance to get another big contract from the Seahawks or another team is to come back and be dominant again like he has been every year of his career. I doubt he decides to press to go elsewhere.

  6. Sherman once again showed his total lack of class when he rudely shoved away a team doctor offering to help him walk off the field after the injury. It clearly wasn’t a “Thanks, but I’m able to walk on my own” gesture. Unfortunately, the injury didn’t disable his mouth.

  7. Sherman will get exposed for the overrated fraud he is when he plays for a mediocre defense next year. He’ll be getting torched all day like champ baily in his final year.

  8. This injury was irrelevant. Even with Sherman the Seahawks were not going to beat Philly, LA, Dal or Jacksonville. Maybe this injury keeps them from beating the Falcons, but I don’t think they would have won that game anyway either. This team is done, they only beat the bad teams and lose to the good ones. The first game against LA was the only fluke and it came down to LA playing their worst game of the season and still had a chance to win at the end if not for a dropped TD, even after the 5 turnovers.

    Seahawks will go 8-8 maybe 9-7 but that will not be enough for the playoffs. Rams take the division and the 2 wildcard spots will come down to Dal, Wash, Car, NO, Det or one of the other teams with a QB who can score points.

  9. I do not like the man but thought he was a pretty good player. I hate to see anyone get hurt. He has always been a arrogant person and showed it again when he was coming off the field and pushed the Dr that was trying to help him. If that is not rude I do not know what rude is.

  10. I’m sure he’ll just get a presecription for double his normal Adderall as he attempts to recover from this injury. If the Seahawks don’t want him, who else will sign a 30-year old, loudmouth CB who acts like a spoiled brat on the sidelines and whose greatest skill is holding in coverage? Nobody will pay him anywhere near what his current salary is so maybe there’s be another collusion lawsuit.

  11. 30 years old with a ruptured Achilles and a 13 mil cap hit for next year…hope you like your next job Sherman, “you mad bruh”?

  12. He won’t even be able to play until this time next year at best and that’s if he has surgery right away.

    He will be cut or a steep discount on a contract renewal. And we know that isn’t happening.

  13. He played his last game in Seattle last night. The hugs for teammates weren’t of the “my season is done” variety, but rather they were the “it was nice working with you” type.

  14. Sherman will be cut, and go to play for 49ers, where he will show how average he is. Chancellor will be suspended for PED, and Thomas will retire because he sees that SB window closed when Russ choked vs Pats

  15. Last night was an injury fest. Refs made sure there wasn’t a blowout. Sherman knew it was going anytime, and he balled til his last play. I want him back. It’s sad that a guy making 11 mil gets injured and now is being thrown on the scrap heap….but it is the NFL.

  16. Seahawks will go 8-8 maybe 9-7 but that will not be enough for the playoffs. Rams take the division and the 2 wildcard spots will come down to Dal, Wash, Car, NO, Det or one of the other teams with a QB who can score points.
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    They’re killing it against the run, they are getting to the QB, and they’re forcing more turnovers than they have the last few years.

    Shaq Griffin is holding up well, Shead is coming back soon, Lane failing his phyiscal strangely benefits them, and Justin Coleman has played good football. They can run the same coverages, they just won’t have Sherm to make the game-changing plays.

    LOL @ Carolina and Dallas.

  17. While mostly successful, the issue lingers.

    What the heck are you on. He’s been a perfect teammate this year. No outbursts. Played mostly great and there’s been not one story about an “issue”.

  18. He’ll never lose his competitive fire, so if he loses one step too many, you can bet your last dollar he’ll be back as a position coach, and who knows after that…

    And you KNOW it will be on Pete’s staff. Be careful what you wish for, he may end up being more valuable to the Seahawks on the sideline than he ever was on the field.

  19. “He’s scared, his heart’s gone. It’s almost gone.”

    Oh well, one less person for Pete-the-cheat the lie about on the injury reports but I’m sure he’ll find other ways to achieve parity with the better teams.

  20. Winner Is You says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

    You can already hear the Pats fans changing their tune…
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    What does Richard Sherman have to do with the Patriots? Is that where Sherman is going to end up?

  21. Florio, its possible that an asteroid will hit earth causing another ice age. Its possible that cleveland will win more than two games. Its possible that Bill Belicheck will wear a grey hoody. Lots of stuff is possible. Its possible all the haters are right. Its possible all the haters are wrong. Its possible some of the haters are right and some are wrong. Lots of possibilities Florio.

  22. It is time for Seattle to clean house, get rid of high priced veterans and rebuild through the draft. They are now an also-ran, a guaranteed early exit from the playoffs for the foreseeable future, while their high priced veterans on their downhill slide after turning 30.

  23. Richard Charmin blurted out that he has had the Achilles injury all season and yet the only time it was mentioned all season is that he is questionable for last night’s game. Last season the NFL did not fine the Seahawks for not reporting a Charmin injury. May be this time the NFL should fine them for not reporting the injury this season. They do not report his injuries because if teams know that he is not 100% they will challenge him more. The Cards did challenge Charmin last night and he tore his Achilles as a result.

  24. It is time for Seattle to clean house, get rid of high priced veterans and rebuild through the draft. They are now an also-ran, a guaranteed early exit from the playoffs for the foreseeable future, while their high priced veterans on their downhill slide after turning 30.
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    Its time for you to do a little research.

    Naz Jones – 22 years old
    Shaq Griffin – 22 years old
    Frank Clark – 24
    Jarran Reed – 24
    Sheldon Richardson – 26
    Bobby Wagner – 27
    KJ Wright – 27
    Earl Thomas – 28
    Kam Chancellor – 29

    With or without Sherman, this is a rock solid defense that isn’t anywhere near finished.

    Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas are the best players at their positions.

    I didn’t even mention 32 year-old Michael Bennett, who still has quality football left.

  25. Sure the doctor shove was not great, I’m pretty sure a lot of people can understand a dude not properly processing that his season (and time the Hawks) was over within moments of the injury. Totally misdirected but I forgive the guy for being upset and not knowing what to do with that emotion. I doubt the doc even took personally.

    And I really can’t stand a lot about the guy.

  26. I think they are going to waive him because they don’t want to pay him so much if he is not 100% and no team is going to trade for him when he is coming off surgery.

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