How Much Will Richard Sherman Earn From His Tampa Bay Buccaneers Contract?

Published 09/29/2021, 9:08 PM EDT
Nov 29, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) hits Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) during a first quarter pass play at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a couple of eye-catching signings in 2020. They brought in the likes of Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Shady McCoy, Rob Gronkowski, and Antonio Brown on short-term deals. A busy summer resulted in the Bucs winning their second-ever Super Bowl title with Brady as their starter.

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The Bucs defense led by Suh and others put up an impressive display to restrict the Kansas City Chiefs to just 9 points in the Super Bowl LV finale. In doing so, Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team in NFL history to lift a Lombardi trophy on home soil.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 03: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a touchdown with Tom Brady #12 during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

They’ve managed to hold on to their key performers heading into the 2021 NFL season. But GM Jason Licht and HC Bruce Arians were not satisfied with the defensive squad depth and moved to bring in veteran cornerback and free agent, Richard Sherman, on a one-year contract.

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NFL insider Richard Stroud was one of the first reporters to shed light on the contract details surrounding Richard Sherman and his arrival in Tampa Bay. As per multiple reports, the 33-year old stands to earn north of $2.25 million (including bonuses) over a 12-month period with the Buccaneers.

Additionally, Sherman will receive $500,000 in guarantees as per his latest contract. There are no reports of an option for extension included in his deal with the Pirates.

Sherman will be the last missing puzzle for the Buccaneers as they gear up to defend their Super Bowl title this season. He might get an opportunity to make his Tampa Debut in Week 4.

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The Bucs will go up against the New England Patriots at the Gillette Stadium in Brady’s much-anticipated homecoming. Will Sherman get a chance to prove his worth, almost immediately? Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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