“We’re talking Darrelle Revis Jets-to-Buccaneers type of deal,” Garafolo said. “That’s what’s going to get this thing done.”
According to Garafolo, no team has come close to offering Seattle this kind of compensation for Sherman up to this point.
Assuming the Seahawks retain Sherman, Garafolo doesn’t anticipate any issues between the two parties next year, despite all of the trade talk that’s been circulating this offseason.
Last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that it’s his understanding that Sherman was actually the one who initiated the trade talks.
“It has been my understanding all along that Richard Sherman was the one who initiated this,” Schefter said on Sportscenter, per Sheil Kapadia. “He was the one that wanted to be traded initially. The Seahawks were obliging him and his request.”
Sherman previously told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com that there’s “very little chance” of a trade happening and he has no issues with the Seahawks.
“Very little chance it happens, but both sides are listening,” Sherman told Breer. “I honestly don’t have much more to say about it than what I’ve already said. We have a great relationship. … There is a lot of love and respect. There is no bad blood.”
Sherman, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He’s currently in the fourth years of his five-year, $58.789 million contract that includes $40 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $11.431 million and $11 million over the final two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Sherman would free up $9,231,000 of available cap space while creating $4,400,000 in dead money.
In 2016, Sherman appeared in all 16 games and recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions, a fumble recovery and 13 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Sherman trade as the news is available.