The Seattle Seahawks want a lot in return for its All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.
The professional American football franchises interested in landing for the Seattle Seahawks cornerback via trade this National Football League (NFL) offseason will have to give the aforementioned organization a very talented player plus a high draft selection, The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported Thursday, citing an league source.
The Seattle Seahawks reportedly have been cornerback Richard Sherman in recent weeks, with an NFL trade rumors associating him to the New England Patriots as well as with the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers, amongst other clubs.
The Seattle Seahawks’ asking value of Richard Sherman vanishes most organization from contention for his services. The 29-year-old Richard Sherman desire to play for a Super Bowl-contending franchise and intention to be paid the entirety of the $22.4 million the last couple of years of his contract deal will pay him also will preclude most franchise from pursuing him.
The report says any renewed trade discussions over a trade with the four-time Pro Bowler will center around the impending 2017 NFL Draft, which will take place between April 27 and 29. Seattle Seahawks and Sherman would have to move from their demands in order to move the pin of this NFL trade rumor from “unlikely” to “probable.” Whether that happens in the coming weeks remains to be unfold, but it’s not something the football fans should expect based on this latest report.
Another report suggests that Sherman reportedly won’t be suiting up for the Patriots in the near future. According to the CSN New England report on Thursday noting that the reigning Super Bowl champions “are not interested in trading for” the star cornerback.
Richard Sherman, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, is scheduled to pocket guaranteed salaries of $11.4 million and $11 million, respectively, in the final two years of his contract. Sherman will be the fourth-highest paid cornerback in the league when the 2017 NFL season kicks off in September.