Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly not ruled out a return to the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported in Sunday’s “SportsCenter” (h / t Bleacher Report) that Jamal Adams’ contract status could influence the potential meeting.
“They told me this is not out of the question, that Sherman is still open to going back to the Boom Legion, or what’s left of it. He has a home on the West Coast, he still has a home in Seattle, most people I think he would like to continue playing on the West Coast and Seattle needs cornerback help, “Fowler said. “Nothing is working right now, but maybe closer to training ground, something could shake. Seattle needs to find out the [Jamal] Adams allocates the money before taking the resources elsewhere, because a guy like Sherman isn’t going to take the minimum. This is a high-caliber player who would need a decent contract. “
Sherman has spent the past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after playing the first seven seasons of his career in Seattle. The 33-year-old was a Pro Bowler in 2019, but missed 11 games last season with a calf strain.
Seattle is expected to compete for a Super Bowl in 2021 and has a hole in the secondary that Sherman could fill.
The three-time first-team All-Pro, who won a Super Bowl with Seattle to crown the 2014 season, admitted in an interview with Ritika Gupta of Bloomberg He’s taking free agency slowly because he wants to sign a championship contender.
“I want to get to a team that is competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a suitable opportunity,” Sherman said. “When I get there, that’s where I’ll be.”
While the Seahawks are a possible landing site for the veteran, the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys they are reportedly among potential suitors.