Richard Sherman signs 4-year contract making him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL
Yesterday, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a 4-year contract worth $57.4 million
In a rather unconventional move (but not even slightly surprising by Richard Sherman standards), the move was originally announced on Twitter by the player himself.
New contract signed! Great moment for my family & foundation. #LOB #12s #Seahawks #Respect http://t.co/dVYWrRaYYq pic.twitter.com/85xhN9pyhG
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 7, 2014
Sherman discussed the details on his blog, as well:
"The goal has always been to stay in Seattle and continue to play for the Seahawks. With this chapter closed, I can continue to focus on what is important -- defending our Super Bowl Championship and being the best cornerback in the NFL. This is a great moment for my family, foundations and the people who supported me to this point. Hard work and execution got me to this moment, the Seattle Seahawks have backed up that respect with this contract. The terms of my deal are 4 years for a total of $57.4M with $40M guaranteed. There is no other city or team that I would want to play football for. I'd like to thank [Seahawks owner] Paul Allen for anteing up."
The Seahawks will once again be a strong contender after signing both Sherman and safety Earl Thomas (4 years, $40 million) to contract extensions. They're known for their outstanding secondary, and Sherman and Thomas are the cornerstones of that secondary.
Watch out for the Seahawks. They're going to be scary once again.