The Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman has been the subject matter of NFL trade rumors a couple of weeks from now. Now, the latest report suggests that the All- Pro-caliber Sherman asked the Seattle Seahawks to be traded.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter: “It has been my understanding all along that Richard Sherman was the one who initiated this. He was the one that wanted to be traded initially. The [Seattle] Seahawks were obliging him and his request.”
“I think we’re a very unique organization in that regard. We have a great relationship with a lot of our players. There’s very much an openness. 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 deals that 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.”
A league sources has indicated Seattle Seahawks is indeed looking for a “very good player plus a high draft pick” in any deal for the four-time Pro Bowler.
The high asking price is quite expensive but pretty straightforward considering that Richard Sherman has been one of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL for the past several seasons.
Since entering the National Football League dating back in 2011, Sherman has been named to four Pro Bowls. He also has 30 career interceptions, which is the most in the NFL during that time.
The 29-year-old veteran cornerback — was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford — dealt with an MCL injury in the most recent season but still manage to play in all 16 matchups and registered four picks.
The three-time First Team All-Pro’s contest has been perfectly suited to Seattle Seahawks defense, but after a somewhat turbulent campaign in 2016 NFL season where Sherman had a couple of sideline flare-ups.