"We're on the 1-yard line here!"
The move, which is expected to happen on Monday, has nothing to do with the purge of veteran Seahawks defenders that has already claimed Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Jeremy Lane. Sherman called Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie, who said he wasn't going to have the cap money to compete for him.
Sherman said of his call to Seahawks general manager John Schneider: "They said they wouldn't be able to match that and he thought it was a solid deal".
Sherman also took to Twitter earlier today to address all the backlash he has gotten so far in the wake of going from the Seahawks to their hated rival in the 49ers. "We played pretty well that game".
Less than 24 hours after Richard Sherman signed his new deal with the 49ers, the details of the contract are out, and let's just say that some people aren't impressed with the negotiating skills of Sherman's agent, which is kind of an insult to Sherman, since he serves as his own agent.
After a seemingly amicable parting between the four-time All Pro and the Seahawks organisation, Sherman revealed to Peter King of the MMQB that his reasons for linking up with the 9ers were "vengeful". I do think that the draft is still a big possibility at that position. ESPN first reported the deal. A three-year deal was finalized over the weekend including a physical in which medical personnel signed off on Sherman's surgically repaired Achilles. "I spent a lot of time wearing a red (Stanford) jersey in the Bay, so I'm sure I'll figure it out". "He was a guy who came out with similar measurables to me, you know, height and weight, and things like that".
The tolling rule applies to players who, in the final season of their contract, remain on PUP as of their team's sixth regular-season game.
Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman (25) eats turkey during a TV interview on the field after the San Francisco 49ers' lost 19-3 in their National Football League game against Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. I saw a command of the offense. "He's always coming up with two or three concepts that we'd never seen. Outside of that, some of these concepts were freaking dang tough to stop".
While it's unknown exactly the paycut Seattle wanted Sherman to take, it's surely less than $10 million for the 2018 season.
Sherman's 6-foot-3 frame is the prototype for a scheme the 49ers installed last season under defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, a former Seahawks assistant.
As PFT also noted "Making the Pro Bowl in 2018 makes the 2019 salary of $8 million guaranteed for injury as of the third day of the league year". He has been particularly disruptive - both with his skills and his mouth - against the 49ers. And he's as ambitious as ever.