Why more professional athletes may follow Richard Sherman's example

Rams rivalry with 49ers gets more interesting thanks to Sherman

Sherman, of course, met with Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan the night before for dinner in nearby Los Gatos.

The vote is in from the guy who feels the Richard Sherman departure more than anyone in Seattle. Shead is expected to visit Detroit later this week but he could also re-sign with the Seahawks at any time now that he has been released. They refused and will now have to look at Sherman on the opposite sideline at least twice in 2018.

Before officially confirming the deal, 49ers general manager John Lynch tweeted a picture of him posing with Sherman, a fellow Stanford graduate, as well as Sherman's fiancee Ashley and 49ers chief contract negotiator Paraag Marathe. I've got a lot of people to put on a show for.

After his release last week, both Sherman and the Seahawks thanked eachother in Tweets. Sherman will turn 30 years old later this month and is coming off a season-ending Achilles tear.

"Once I make a Pro Bowl, $8 million the next year is guaranteed for me". According to the Browns Pro Bowler, if Sherman wanted to prove himself, he should have signed a one-year deal, instead of letting the 49ers sit on his rights for three years.

But it didn't take Richard Sherman long to find a new team. Sherman has been a locker-room leader and mentor to younger players.

- January 19, 2014: Sherman breaks up a last-gasp pass from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Michael Crabtree in the end zone, securing the NFC Championship game and the Seahawks' first-ever Super Bowl berth.

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For the 49ers, the reasoning seems to be, "If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em".

While a poor connection with background noise garbled his media conference call, Sherman voiced no frustration.

Off the field, Sherman was known to be outspoken, charitable and knowledgeable in the Seattle community which made him one of the well-known players in the National Football League today.

Sherman's contract is very low-risk for the 49ers.

Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play. No player with 300-plus targets has allowed a lower completion percentage (47.4) or passer rating (50.9) over the span either. But when he became a free agent, he told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that he was looking for a great team with a great quarterback.

The article Joe Thomas responded to was by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, and it noted that the contract Sherman signed was incentive-laden and has no guarantees beyond 2018. The 49ers were not going to dump a bunch of guaranteed money Sherman's way at this early stage of the game.

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