Richard Sherman Signs One-Year Deal With Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Five-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On The Richard Sherman Podcast, the veteran cornerback revealed the thought process that went into his decision.
“I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group,” Sherman said. “I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win.”
Sherman also added that Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady played a role in persuading him to Tampa.
“He’s the all-time great quarterback reaching out, and anytime he makes that call, it’s a very difficult opportunity to pass up,” he said.
Legal troubles have loomed over Sherman since a July 15 incident at the home of his wife’s parents, which resulted in him being charged with five misdemeanors. However, the 33-year-old stated that the incident ultimately led to positive changes.
“It really forced me to step back and go ask for help and get the help I need and to not be afraid, to be proud to ask,” he said. “In that, it’s been remarkable how many other people have said they had the same issue. Because you always feel like you’re alone. You always feel like you’re the only one dealing with this.”
Sherman is regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history. He leads the NFL in interceptions since 2011 with 36, and led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory against the Denver Broncos.
Tampa will surely make the most of Sherman’s leadership experience to help mentor the Buccaneers’ young secondary and solidly the team’s vulnerable pass coverage.
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