Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became eligible for a new contract on December 29. He has made it clear on multiple occasions that he believes he’s the best cornerback in the game.
Sherman is due to make $1.389 million in 2014. Darrelle Revis makes $1 million. Per game.
And so it’s believed Sherman will ask the Seahawks to reconfigure his contract. Per a league source, the request has not yet come.
The thinking is that Sherman and his agent hope to let the Seahawks formulate a plan for keeping (or not) their impending free agents. With the 2014 offseason program still weeks away, which gives both sides plenty of time to address Sherman’s contract.
Still, it’s something that will need to be addressed. Even though it would be very expensive for Sherman to hold out, an organization that in recent years has paid millions to players who didn’t start their careers in Seattle will have to take care of the guys who came in a draft picks, didn’t get paid all that much, and made significant contributions toward the first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
Sherman was a fifth-round pick in 2011. In addition to paying him, the Seahawks also may have to find some money for a seventh-round in 2011 who became the Super Bowl MVP.