NFL trade rumors has it! The New England Patriots reportedly has a massive interest to land Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman should the franchise moves on from Malcolm Butler this offseason, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
That conjectures emerged after the Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider disclosed on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk show that the latter National Football League team has engaged in trade talks about Richard Sherman, as has been speculated, via ESPN.com:
What you’ve seen lately in the news is real. That’s on both sides. It’s just open communication. He knows what’s going on. We know what’s going on. I don’t know if anything would ever happen. But like I tell people all the time, 98 percent of the things we’re involved with, we don’t follow through with. But at least we’ve opened that door, gone down the road and seen what’s behind door A or door B.
There are other professional American football teams have pursued Sherman more aggressively than the New England Patriots. On the other side of the ball, the four-time Pro Bowler cornerback Richard Sherman would be happier to joining the New England Patriots more than in any other clubs based on his admiration for the reigning Super Bowl champions and head coach Bill Belichick.
Seattle Seahawks general Manager John Schneider said that the three-time All Pro Richard Sherman NFL trade rumors began at February’s league Scouting Combine and that he’s had conversations with the star cornerback regarding the news.
“This isn’t a secret like it just came out of nowhere,” GM John Schneider said. “People find things out, and we’re not going to lie to each other. We’re not going to BS each other. It’s going to be all laid out.”
We reported earlier that according to Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, the NFL trade talks surrounding their cornerback Richard Sherman are indeed “real.”
The 29-year-old cornerback Richard Sherman, of course, would be an attractive trade target for the New England should the defending Super Bowl champs were to lose Malcolm Butler. He is still amongst the best in the game, and concluded the last season with four interceptions. Howe said that deal would send Sherman to the New England Patriots is a “very real possibility closer to the draft.”
Sherman is still under a contract with the Seahawks through the end of the 2018 NFL season with a salary cap hit of over $13 million in each league year. The Patriots have a lot of cap space, but the Seattle could be looking to release some of theirs to make more room for the incoming players off the draft, considering the number of veteran footballers who have a major contracts. With this year draft strong at both the cornerback and safety jobs, perhaps this would be the year to go younger at the position.