The Seattle Seahawks have finally ended all the NFL trade rumors involving the talented cornerback Richard Sherman. The Seattle Seahawks have bring the NFL trade rumors regarding their Pro Bowl cornerback to and end and said that Sherman will play the 2017 NFL season with the franchise.
The Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that trade discussions involving prized cornerback Richard Sherman have stopped now that the 2017 NFL Draft is long gone, per USA Today’s Liz Mathews. Seahawks coach Carroll added that the likelihood of a trade is at “zero percent.”
“But the likelihood is like zero percent, it seems like,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “Teams don’t want to give up stuff. They don’t want to trade at times like this.”
Carroll also throw light on his professional relationship with the All-Pro-caliber Richard Sherman and said that he is “as good as it’s ever been” despite the reported trade plans. “There was no animosity at all,” Carroll added.
Prior to Carroll’s proclamation, the Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has already indicated that the storied franchise will not be trading Sherman elsewhere, according to a separate report by Kapadia. “Right now, I don’t think the odds are very good,” GM John Schneider said when asked about Sherman’s trade situation.
The Seattle Seahawks actively shopped Sherman but did not find a suitable trade partner due to team’s lucrative demands. The Seattle Seahawks will only trade Sherman for a good offer and that includes a “very good player plus a high draft pick.”
The 29-year-old Richard Sherman recently expressed his interest in playing for the defending champions New England Patriots. The four-time Pro Bowler wants to play under the helm of head coach Bill Belichick, who recently signed Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65-million contract deal.
Sherman still has two more seasons left on his contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The Stanford product, who was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, will pocket a total of $11.4 million for this season and $11 million next league year, with salary cap costs above $13 million each year.
Sherman completed 58 combined tackles, 13 passes defended and four interceptions. Sherman has not missed any contest since he was drafted back in 2011. In 96 regular-season appearances, he gathered 332 combined tackles, 92 passes defended and 30 interceptions.