Report: Seahawks to explore trade options for Richard Sherman

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After meeting with cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seahawks are expected to explore trade options, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Rapoport adds the Seahawks could release Sherman or potentially keep him at “likely a different salary.”

General Manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll discussed Sherman’s future with him Wednesday as teammates tweeted what sounded like good-bye messages to Sherman.

The Seahawks would clear $11 million in cap space by parting ways with Sherman.

Sherman played only nine games last season before tearing his right Achilles. Carroll said last week Sherman also underwent surgery to clean up his left Achilles.

62 responses to “Report: Seahawks to explore trade options for Richard Sherman

  1. The legion is doomed because they’re old and beaten up, thanks for the memories & good luck with the Browns.

  2. Patriots make the most sense. They need a corner.

    Belichick loves one year projects. (Sherman is a free agent in 2019).

    And I’m sure Sherman wants to not only go somewhere to win a ring, but to boost up his value for 12 months from now.

  3. They’ll explore trades, then realize they will need to release him. Sure, he’s been good in the past, but he tore his Achille’s. No one knows how his body will recover and 11 million is a bit of money to gamble.

  4. would you trade a janitor for this guy, who is owed $13 million and probably won’t be healthy enough to play 16 games? After the next season he is a free agent. That is a very expensive rental for less than 1 season.

  5. “Belichick loves one year projects. (Sherman is a free agent in 2019).” Who will trade for a guy who can’t pass a medical? Particularly when you know if you wait, he will be cut and you can get him for a portion of the $11M owed this year. And, it’s hard to come back from Achilles tears, especially at that position.

  6. Didn’t people write off Adrian Peterson and didn’t he come back and rush for 2000 yards or something…. with modern medicine and the way these guys train and look after themselves, don’t count Richard Sherman out until the after the 2018 season

  7. Like others said, that achillies surgery is a huge issue. Maybe some team takes a chance on him and luckily he comes back but it won’t be on his current contract.

  8. Man how quickly these guys get old before you know it. Him Revis Talib going down that last portion of a football career, they have been fun to watch.

  9. He was good copy but he’s done. I’ll never forget the look on his face when Butler picked off Wilson in the SB. #ohno #whathappened

  10. Sherman is washed up, turning 30 at the end of this month — “half the man” (CB) that he used to be.

    Now, with Bennett and Sherman (pretty much) gone, the Seahawks have once again become the “Seahacks” lol

  11. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    Patriots make the most sense. They need a corner.

    Belichick loves one year projects. (Sherman is a free agent in 2019).

    And I’m sure Sherman wants to not only go somewhere to win a ring, but to boost up his value for 12 months from now.
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    Patriots do make some sense, but I dont see them or any other team doing a trade, even a cheap one. That 11 million salary is an issue to take on with his current heath situation etc. More likely will be no takers, a pass through waivers, then someone will sign him at a lower amount. Sure that could be the Patriots but they are not the only possibility.

  12. The injury is a big worry for teams
    That aside I’d love to see him paired with Patrick Peterson. I think even if Sherman can’t play CB anymore he could go to Free Safety and be highly effective.

  13. I was never impressed with this guy. Overrated. He should’ve been called for holding or interference every fourth play, and I don’t even have a dog in the fight.

  14. I’m a huge fan of his game – – but seems sort of impossible for another team to gauge his value until they know how he looks post-injury.

  15. Sherman is the heart (and the Defensive brain) of the Seahawk franchise. At his best a few years ago, he was completely dominant. I can’t imagine him in any other team jersey. Very sad day for Seattle.

  16. Good luck. They tried that last year and nobody wanted him. Why do they think someone would want him now with an $11M contract and two achilles operations? Who knows if he can even play. They’ll have to cut him and he may wish he had taken less money to stay in Seattle where he’d have Earl Thomas to cover up for his deficiencies.

  17. Richard Sherman will be gone. Sheldon Richardson probably won’t be back. They are letting Jimmy Graham walk in free agency. They just traded Michael Bennett. Per Pete Carroll and I quote, “Cliff and Kam are going to have a hard time playing football again”. That leaves Russell Wilson and Earl Thomas. Oh, how the Seahawks have lost their wings.

  18. alphabeta49er says:
    March 7, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    R.I.P. great Seattle defense. 2013 version should be thought of alongside 85 Bears, 2000 Ravens, 2015 Broncos
    …………………………
    Only gave up 8 points to the historic record breaking Manning led Broncos offense in Bowl 48. I’m pretty sure that ranks as a top 2 super bowl defensive performance considering the competition.

  19. Does he come with a hard hitting safety over the top? He played decidedly below par when that safety is missing.

    Jordy Nelson torched him for a TD that I remember and that was BEFORE the medical issues.

  20. “Sherman is the heart (and the Defensive brain) of the Seahawk franchise. At his best a few years ago, he was completely dominant. I can’t imagine him in any other team jersey. Very sad day for Seattle.”

    I think Earl is the heart of the team – but I completely agree w everything else you said.

  21. See what Washington does with Norman…I think this could be a interesting situation. I hear rumbles of Skins Patriots talking a Norman trade.

  22. flviking says:
    March 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    Now that the legion of doom is dead, can we put the 12s down too?

    ……………………………..
    Oh, I see. Vikings finally win a miracle finish first rd playoff game and they all that now. Just watch how fast 8-8 hits with a healthy Aaron Rodgers back to take the division again. Heck, I’d put Stanford and Detroit in 2nd with Minny barely nudging out the mighty Bears.

  23. uglydingo says:
    March 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Sherman is the heart (and the Defensive brain) of the Seahawk franchise.
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    Thomas is the brain, Wagner is the heart. Sherman is the mouth.

  24. New coaches, new coordinators, new personell.

    Same HC, same QB.

    Not that different than what the Patriots have to endure…will be interesting to see if they stay near the top or fall back.

  25. They won’t get any takers on a trade. Just to risky after serious injury (surgeries) especially at that salary.
    It’d be fun to see him end up in San Fran w Talib and then have the 9ers bring Crabtree back after he gets cut by Raiders. That way they can all be teammates and bring it around full circle from their earlier days and end their careers all together. Awkward?? Nah!

  26. crazy how fast the NFL moves. 4 years ago they looked like the team to beat for the next decade. And now we’re a year from their last playoff appearance and most of that roster is long gone

  27. Don’t worry Seattle. Wilson’s patented Jesus water and ol’ sneaky Pete’s cutting edge coaching will have you back in the playoffs soon.

  28. Two Achilles injuries in the last year? No one is going to trade for him at $11M per year. Not even the Jets.

  29. He’s washed up. Can’t cover any more and he’s a locker room headache. Sounds like a future Steeler.

  30. Any possibility of a trade for Malcolm Butler? Maybe what goes around comes around. SB interception for are you mad bro?
    Just a thought.

  31. For those who say that Sherman was overrated, I think that’s a bit silly.

    In the Super Bowl against the Patriots, the Patriots avoided him like the plague. I think there was one pass to his man for a 6 yard gain, something like that. If he was overrated and not a terrific cornerback that would not have been the case.

  32. quincyjwagstaff says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    In the Super Bowl against the Patriots, the Patriots avoided him like the plague. I think there was one pass to his man for a 6 yard gain, something like that.
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    Agreed, Patriots avoided him. Two weeks earlier, Aaron Rodgers made the brainfart decision to attempt a TD pass to a guy being covered by Sherman. Without that one (huge) mistake, Packers would have won the game. You would think Rodgers would remember what happened when Kaep tried the exact same thing 12 months earlier, but no…

    Irony enough, Rodgers didn’t even look to the right side of the field in Week 1, much less throw Sherman’s direction.

  33. Will they be able to locate a trade partner? It will be tough with an 11 million dollar salary, one year from becoming a free agent and a recent injury. Not to mention he is a pure locker room cancer which can’t help the situation.

  34. I bet he comes back okay from his injuries but I think the baggage of his attitude and mouth will limit the market for him. I just hope he keeps playing somewhere- do not want him broadcasting games!

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