What Shirt Number Will Richard Sherman Wear at Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Published 09/29/2021, 1:52 PM EDT


Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have started their 2021 title defense on a positive note thus far. The Bucs have 2 wins from 3 games. They sit second in the NFC South division table behind leaders Carolina Panthers. Tampa Bay are not holding back in their bid to win another Super Bowl title, adding veteran Richard Sherman to their roster.

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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 experienced cornerback was a free agent after ending his short stint with the San Francisco 49ers in the summer. The 5-time Pro Bowler was a hot prospect for teams looking to add some experience to their roster.

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There were multiple teams in talks with Sherman over a possible move. However, reigning champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the race for his signature.

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Richard Sherman arrived in the NFL as a 5th round pick (154th overall) in 2011. The former Stanford player spent 7 years with the Seattle Seahawks. He was part of the famous ‘Legion of Boom’ defense that won the Super Bowl XLVIII trophy under HC Pete Carroll.

Following that, Sherman signed for the Niners. He played under Kyle Shanahan for two seasons before mutually terminating his contract earlier this year. Now, the 2013 NFL interceptions leader will feature for the Buccaneers, having signed a one-year contract this week.

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As per latest reports, Sherman will don the number 5 jersey in Tampa Bay. Coach Bruce Arians and GM Jason Licht, and even Tom Brady, will be delighted after bringing in some much needed backup at the cornerback position.

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Richard might get to make his Tampa Bay debut in Week 4 as the Bucs take on New England Patriots in Foxborough. Big game players thrive best in high-pressure scenarios. Talk about trial by fire, eh?

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Daniel Arambur

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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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