Where will Richard Sherman go?
What teams should pursue Richard Sherman?
People always say sports is a business for a reason. The Seattle Seahawks have released four-time pro bowler cornerback Richard Sherman. He was entering the final season of his four-year $56 million deal. The Seahawks will save $11 million in cash and cap space because this move happened before June 1.
Sherman is currently 29 years old and he will be 30 on March 30. Sherman's had a season-ending Achilles injury in week 10 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman had two interceptions last season. He has 32 total in his career and two defensive touchdowns.
Sherman is still a valuable corner in the NFL. He won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos and lost Super Bowl XLIX with Seattle the next season against the New England Patriots.
What teams could use Sherman's services?
New England Patriots: Whenever a valuable player is on the market, the New England Patriots will always be brought up because it is just who they are. Even though they lacked a pass rush last season, Malcolm Butler is a free agent and they may not bring him back, especially since Butler was benched during Super Bowl LII.
Tennessee Titans: General manager John Robinson knows this team has a good front seven, but they still need help at corner. Richard Sherman would become the number one corner on Tennessee and Adoree' Jackson would become the number two.
New York Giants: New York is a big market and they need another corner since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is moving to safety. Janoris Jenkins is a really good corner, but Eli Apple may not even be with the Giants in 2018 with his past attitude issues. Sherman would be just fine with the media market there.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins don't have a bad roster, but they need more help on defence especially in the secondary. When Josh Norman was out due to injury, the Redskins secondary would get burned.
Having Richard Sherman and Josh Norman on the same team would be very interesting no doubt. Washington doesn't have a bad front seven, but having Sherman in the secondary with Josh Norman would be fun to watch. Bashaud Breeland is a free agent and the Redskins would be smart to let him walk and try to Richard Sherman instead.
Baltimore Ravens: Other than Jimmy Smith, does Baltimore have a reliable corner in their secondary and the answer is no. The Ravens couldn't get a key fourth-and-12 stop in week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals and it caused the Ravens to miss the playoffs.
Sherman would be a great leader in the Ravens locker-room especially on the defensive side of the ball. He would be a loud vocal leader like Ed Reed and Ray Lewis once were. Terrell Suggs would love Sherman's company.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Even though the Steelers need help at safety and linebacker, there would be nothing wrong with the Steelers trying to sign Sherman. He would be a great complimentary corner to Joe Haden.
It would be very hard for opposing quarterbacks to throw the ball to wide receivers. It would probably be the best cornerback tandem in the league if that happened.
Houston Texans: Sherman praised how good quarterback DeShaun Watson was as a rookie last season. The Texans need serious help in the secondary and they continued to get burned time-and-time again in 2017. Jonathan Joseph isn't the same corner he once was.
Green Bay Packers: If the Packers care about getting players for Aaron Rodgers, this is one of the few times the Packers need to take advantage. Green Bay needs help in the secondary, especially at corner.
When the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV, they had Charles Woodson as the number one corner. Sherman would have the same characteristics as him.