The Seahawks will retain another of their defensive stars with a monster multi-year contract extension.
Per Jay Glazer of Fox, the Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman have agreed on a four-year extension. Financial terms are not yet known, but Glazer reports the deal will make Sherman the game’s highest-paid player at his position.
Sherman will now be under contract through 2018.
In three seasons with Seattle, the 26-year-old Sherman has established himself as one of the NFL’s best at his position, intercepting 20 passes in that span, including eight a season ago. He was entering the final year of his rookie contract.
News of Sherman’s extension comes nine days after the Seahawks agreed on a four-year, $40 million deal with standout free safety Earl Thomas.
UPDATE 1:48 p.m. ET: Via his official website, Sherman announced he had a reached a four-year, $57.4 million extension with Seattle, including $40 million guaranteed.