Report: Seahawks have offered Sheldon Richardson $11 million per year

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Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is in Minnesota, so there is a chance he won’t return to the Seahawks. The Seahawks want to keep him but not at what he reportedly is asking.

Seattle has offered Richardson a deal worth $11 million a year, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports, but Richardson wants $15 million a season.

The Seahawks had a chance to place the franchise tag on Richardson, but it would have cost $14.5 million in 2018. The Seahawks found that number unreasonable given their cap situation, so they aren’t going to pay him $15 million a season. Russell Wilson is the team’s highest-paid player with a base salary of $15.5 million in 2018.

The Seahawks also are dealing with safety Earl Thomas, who is dissatisfied with his contract.

So Richardson is testing the market to see if another team offers more than what the Seahawks have.

UPDATE 3:38 P.M. ET: Garafolo tweeted that he misspoke in saying the Seahawks offered Richardson $11 million, saying he meant Richardson would take something in the $11 million per year range. “Gotta clear something up. I’m being cited as saying the Seahawks are offering $11m per year to Sheldon Richardson. They are NOT. I reviewed the clip and I see how I phrased it in a way that made it seem that’s what I was saying. Bad wording by me. Apologies on that.”

29 responses to “Report: Seahawks have offered Sheldon Richardson $11 million per year

  1. If I was hesitant before, now I’m OUT COMPLETELY. There is 0 chance in h-e double hockey sticks I’m paying him 15, no freaking chance ever.

  2. He must have heard the Vikings are dishing out 3-yr. fully-guaranteed contracts. He came with pen in hand to sign for that $45 million.

  3. I’m trying think of a single fat guy who’s ever performed at an elite level AFTER they got a fat contract.

    I can’t think of any. Maybe Warren Sapp.

    In other words, there’s no way Richardson will play up to whatever his contract will end up being. Neither will Suh.

  4. horrible offer

    he is nowhere near that value on the market

    7-8 mil tops

    he doesn’t even command a double!

    the vikes are crazy to try to beat that offer

  5. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I’m trying think of a single fat guy who’s ever performed at an elite level AFTER they got a fat contract.

    I can’t think of any. Maybe Warren Sapp.

    In other words, there’s no way Richardson will play up to whatever his contract will end up being. Neither will Suh.

    Two words. Fletcher Cox

  6. The guy isn’t delusional, the Hawks fans are.

    Top end DL get 15+ a year. Us fans of the NFL don’t like such contracts, but look around, guys are getting insane contract like they do every year.

    Every year during this CBA the numbers get crazier and crazier to us fans.

    But that’s what the players ARE getting. So no, he isn’t delusional.

    The Seahawks front office knew this BEFORE the trade, if they didn’t, its not well run.

    They gave up Kearse and a 2nd round pick for a guy they KNEW was going to command alot. Now they don’t want to pay him.

    Well him and Brown (another guy who no doubt wants 15-20 mill a year salary and held out the maximum games until the Texans traded him to you guys) are the reason why the Seahawks don’t have a 2nd and 3rd round pick this year or a 2nd round next year.

    If the Seawhawks didn’t want to pay them, why trade for them?

    Great planning. It’s not like after all the other defections (they also knew were mostly coming) they didn’t need those picks.

  7. Hat Trick says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I’m trying think of a single fat guy who’s ever performed at an elite level AFTER they got a fat contract.

    I can’t think of any. Maybe Warren Sapp.

    In other words, there’s no way Richardson will play up to whatever his contract will end up being. Neither will Suh.

    Two words. Fletcher Cox

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    From 2010-2014, Vince Wilfork not only was “fat”, but he played very well under it, until he left for Houston.

    he’s also the greatest NT to ever play the game.

  8. jmc8888 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    The guy isn’t delusional, the Hawks fans are.

    Top end DL get 15+ a year. Us fans of the NFL don’t like such contracts, but look around, guys are getting insane contract like they do every year.

    Every year during this CBA the numbers get crazier and crazier to us fans.

    But that’s what the players ARE getting. So no, he isn’t delusional.

    The Seahawks front office knew this BEFORE the trade, if they didn’t, its not well run.

    They gave up Kearse and a 2nd round pick for a guy they KNEW was going to command alot. Now they don’t want to pay him.

    Well him and Brown (another guy who no doubt wants 15-20 mill a year salary and held out the maximum games until the Texans traded him to you guys) are the reason why the Seahawks don’t have a 2nd and 3rd round pick this year or a 2nd round next year.

    If the Seawhawks didn’t want to pay them, why trade for them?

    Great planning. It’s not like after all the other defections (they also knew were mostly coming) they didn’t need those picks.

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    You’re only half correct. The mistake Saeattle made was not dealing at least Thomas or Sherman.

    They should have dealt Thomas or Chancellor instead of putting all that money into one position.

    They kept paying guys on past work, which is cwrdinal sin of being a GM In the NFL.

    You pay on the market and what the projection is at the position.

    Apparently, only Bill Belichick is aware of this.

    lol

  9. The ship use to sail from Minny to Seattle, it’s reverse in course just like victories and Richardson is a front seat passenger. His view is one on one blocking joining that robust Viking DL which lacked only a 3 technique DT. He will be a good fit under the Zim-Master.

  10. $11M? Oh *ell NO! Ship him to Minny for free. He’s not half the DL Michael Bennett was and Micheal is 8-9 years older. Cut him!

  11. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I’m trying think of a single fat guy who’s ever performed at an elite level AFTER they got a fat contract.

    I can’t think of any. Maybe Warren Sapp.

    In other words, there’s no way Richardson will play up to whatever his contract will end up being. Neither will Suh.

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    I have no idea what Richardson will play like, but 2 fat players in Vikings history that played at an elite level, after the big signings are Linval Joseph, and Pat Williams.

  12. First round rookie DT looks pretty good and you could use the money to sign Barr. Don’t waste the money on a guy chasing cash.

  13. Vikings should offer $8 milion a year and tell him he has a chance at another Super Bowl.

  14. tylawspick6 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    Hat Trick says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I’m trying think of a single fat guy who’s ever performed at an elite level AFTER they got a fat contract.

    I can’t think of any. Maybe Warren Sapp.

    In other words, there’s no way Richardson will play up to whatever his contract will end up being. Neither will Suh.

    Two words. Fletcher Cox

    0 0 Rate This

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    From 2010-2014, Vince Wilfork not only was “fat”, but he played very well under it, until he left for Houston.

    he’s also the greatest NT to ever play the game

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    Surprise surprise, tylaw thinks a pat player is the goat

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