Richard Sherman Not Ruling Out a Return to Seattle Seahawks

Published 05/05/2021, 4:28 PM EDT


Richard Sherman carved a reputation for himself during his time with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks last decade. The Seahawks selected the former Stanford man in 2011 in the 5th-round (154th overall). Subsequently, the promising cornerback established himself as one of the key components of Pete Carroll’s defense.

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Nicknamed, The Legion of Boom, the likes of Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, and Byron Maxwell led Seattle to their first-ever Super Bowl with Russell Wilson as their quarterback. However, Sherman opted to join divisional rivals, San Francisco 49ers in 2018.

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 5-time Pro Bowler agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract. Now, Sherman, who spent three years with Kyle Shanahan, is currently a free agent ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

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Could a return to The Emerald City be possible in the coming weeks?

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Speaking on ESPN’s First Take, veteran NFL cornerback Richard Sherman kept the possibility open of re-signing for the under-pressure Seattle Seahawks in 2021.

“There’s always a chance it can end up working out back in the bay. And I head back that way. You know, that’s, that’s another place I’m really comfortable going to. Obviously, I know the staff, know the team well. Just to spend time there and would be ecstatic.”

“You know, something happened there. But you know, they have a situation. It’s one of those things that will happen probably late or during the season, if it happens at all,” Sherman said on the show.

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The Seahawks are currently working on their roster as they look to bridge the gap between themselves and their divisional opponents. Coach Carroll can rest peacefully knowing quarterback Russell Wilson will remain in Seattle, at least for another year.

If they manage to bring back Sherman on a short-term deal, their defense will get some added experience. Rookie OT Stone Forsythe was drafted in order to offer Mr. Wilson some added protection in the pocket. But they’ll need more than that in order to put together a deep playoff run in 2021.

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