- Jason La Canfora reported Monday that the Seahawks are “zeroing in” on an extension for Sherman that would make him the highest paid player at his position.
- La Canfora added that the two sides are hopeful that a deal could be in place before the draft.
Sherman, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is clearly in the argument for the best cornerback in the league. As things stand right now, Sherman will make just $1.389 million for the 2014 season.
Assuming these reports are accurate, Sherman’s contract would best the $12 million per year Darrelle Revis received from the Patriots this offseason.
Last year, Sherman appeared in all 16 games and totaled 49 tackles, eight interceptions — one of which was returned for a touchdown — and 16 pass defenses.
Pro Football Focus has Sherman rated as the No. 6 cornerback in the league last season.
We’ll have more regarding a contract extension for Sherman as the news is available.