Richard Sherman Details Release From Seahawks, 49ers Contract Negotiations
Richard Sherman 49ers contract news
The veteran cornerback — who inked a three-year, $39 million deal with the 49ers on March 10 — described his last days with the Seahawks in an article for The Players’ Tribune.
Sherman revealed that the Niners called him three minutes after he was officially released. He praised San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan in the piece.
Sherman’s new contract allegedly counts s a $5 million bonus and $2 million base salary.
Sherman added playing against the Seahawks twice a year was “definitely a perk” to signing with San Francisco, but that he also signed with the 49ers because “they showed genuine interest” in him.
Though the 49ers finished a dreadful 6-10 in 2017, they impressed in their final five games, which they won after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took over the offense.
Sherman only played 10 contests in 2017 due to a torn Achilles. He will now hope to lead San Francisco to its first playoff appearance since 2013.
The Seahawks also lost another player this week in free agency. Tight end Luke Willson signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million. The Lions released tight end Eric Ebron ahead of the new NFL year.
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 15: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks almost intercepts a pass by the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)