“Sherm’s a guy that, personally, and I know John feels the same — we went on our team at all times,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area. “Sherm’s a guy that when he does get older and he does descend, he’s such a good football player, he finds a way.”
Sherman is in line to test the open market next year when teams could be faced with a salary cap crunch.
“Now there’s lots of stuff that go into it at the end of the year and how we’re going to balance all this out and wait to figure out what the salary cap is and stuff with what happens,” Shanahan said, “but I know Sherm’s time here, he’s been everything we’ve hoped and more.
“And I really hope that these next whatever games we have left, I really hope that’s not the end of it.”
Sherman, 32, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He was entering the final of his five-year, $58.789 million contract when the Seahawks released him during the 2018 offseason.
The 49ers signed him to a three-year, $39.15 million contract. He’s in the final year of the deal and is set to earn a base salary of $8,000,000 this season.
In 2020, Sherman has appeared in two games for the 49ers and recorded 11 tackles, one interception and a pass defense.
We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 NFL Free Agents list.