So much for the door being open for Richard Sherman to return to the Seahawks.
Barely 24 hours after one of the franchise’s most pivotal players was released, he agreed on Saturday to a three-year, $39 million contract with a team that has been one of the Seahawks’ most bitter rivals — the San Francisco 49ers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the agreement after having also reported earlier in the day that “San Francisco is first up on former Seahawks’ CB Richard Sherman’s visit list – and there’s a real chance it’s his last visit, too.”
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Sherman’s contract also includes a $5 million signing bonus.
And while not all of the details in terms of guarantees had yet to be revealed, the raw average per year of $13 million tops the $11 million Sherman had been slated to receive from the Seahawks in 2018 before his release on Friday, which came after the team asked if he would be willing to take a pay cut and he said no.
One key aspect of Sherman’s visit to San Francisco was a physical the 49ers planned to give Sherman to assess where he is
Article source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/reports-richard-sherman-visiting-49ers-and-could-sign-with-seattles-nfc-west-rival/
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