Richard Sherman: “It’s Not Looking Likely” He’ll Re-Sign With 49ers

     

49ers CB Richard Sherman said that although there’s mutual desire between himself and the team to return in 2021, he’s not expecting a deal to get done. 

Richard Sherman

“I’ve enjoyed my time,” Sherman told NBC Sports’ Matt Maiocco. “I’ve loved every moment of it. And I wish we could continue it for a couple more years, but it’s not looking likely.”

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said this week they would love to re-sign Sherman but San Francisco has a number of other free agents and limited cap space to work with — especially with the cap set to drop as low as $175 million in 2021. 

Sherman, who is representing himself, is clear-headed about the fact that his contract goals might not line up with what the 49ers can afford to pay this coming offseason. 

“We’ve had brief conversations,” Sherman said. “I think that there’s obviously a want from both sides to come back and make this work. Unfortunately, I don’t know that the circumstances will allow it. That’s the sad, sad truth. It’s one of those years where it’s not from anybody’s fault that it may not work out.

“And it will be a sad parting because I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I’ve enjoyed this team. I have brothers on this team, and I think we still have work to do. But I don’t know that the circumstances will allow 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

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Michael. Palmer
2 months ago

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