Richard Sherman Believes His Time With the San Francisco 49ers is Up

Published 02/19/2021, 10:43 PM EST


Richard Sherman is undoubtedly one of the cornerbacks of his generation. A Super Bowl winner with the Seattle Seahawks and a 3-time first-team All Pro, Sherman has been a nightmare for wide receivers ever since being drafted in 2011.

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Though Sherman’s numbers have fallen over the past couple of seasons, the experience he brings to any side is unparalleled. Currently, on the San Francisco 49ers roster, Sherman believes his time with the franchise is done.

Richard Sherman looking to move on to a new challenge

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Talking to the Sacramento Bee, Sherman said that he feels the writing is on the wall. Going by conversations he’s had with Head Coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch, the cornerback believes he’s played his last game for the side.

“It’s been made pretty clear,” Sherman said. “It was a good conversation, nothing crazy. Just a good conversation about where they are and where I am, and their plans. We were both very positive and as good as you can be in a situation like this.”

Sherman first hinted at the possibility of an exit in December, citing the team’s tight cap space for 2021.

Nov 29, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) hits Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Struggling with a calf injury, Sherman played just 5 games and recorded a solitary interception for last season. Now looking for a new home, Sherman said he has no regrets looking back at his time with the 49ers.

“Very positive. It was an incredible chapter in my career and I got to meet and play with some incredible human beings,” Sherman said.

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“I met some phenomenal coaches, and obviously the relationships that were forged will be lifetime connection,” he added.

Though his playing time with the 49ers might be over, Sherman has insisted that he still has some gas left in him to play out two more seasons.

While Sherman’s numbers haven’t been as impressive in the recent past, the experience he brings to a locker room is something almost any NFL franchise can benefit from.

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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