Richard Sherman Waiting For ‘Right Opportunity’ To Sign With Contender

Free agent CB Richard Sherman tells on Friday that he’s waiting for the “right opportunity” to sign with a contending team. 

Richard Sherman

“I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right opportunity,” Sherman said. “When it comes, that’s where I’ll be.”

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that some in league circles believe the 49ers have “zero interest” in re-signing Sherman.

Sherman previously told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he expected there to be more interest in him from NFL teams once the draft was over. However, there hasn’t been much buzz about him since then. 

Sherman did say that a return to the 49ers isn’t out of the cards and he spoke with the Saints, Seahawks and Raiders about a potential deal. 

The Saints were linked to him early in free agency and Sherman said previously that he wouldn’t rule out a return to the Seahawks

Sherman had previously told ESPN that he plans to play until he is 35, and doesn’t rule out a potential switch to safety at the end of his career.

Sherman, 33, 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 appeared in five games for the 49ers and recorded 18 tackles, one interception, and a pass defense. 

We have him included in our Top 100 – 2021 NFL Free Agents list

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