Richard Sherman signs 4-year contract making him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL

Richard Sherman is finally getting his big payday

5/8/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

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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.
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5/8/14   |   Jess   |   34627 respect

I hope you're right. They also signed Kam Chancellor, another important piece, last year to a 5yr extension. I'm a little nervous to see what this offseason is going to do to next year's cap space, but apparently (I don't know enough about this to really talk in great depth about it) the way the contracts have been front loaded, some of the people who know more about it than I do aren't worried. Also - John Schneider is smart. I know we'll lose some people and it'll make me sad, but this is not Tim Ruskell...they'll keep building through the draft and UDFA's. One thing I was hoping for with Pete Carroll is that he is used to building a team with a high turnover due to his success as a college coach. There's hope that these guys aren't a one-season wonder.

5/8/14   |   Scott   |   52846 respect

As much as it pains me to say this, the Hawks have had a very good offseason.  Not only did they resign the cornerstones to one of the NFL's best secondaries, they also resigned Michael Bennett and coach Pete Carroll to long term deals