Seattle Seahawks: Five Landing Spots for Richard Sherman
The Seattle Seahawks are in trouble. They are ripping apart their once-vaunted defense. It came down on Wednesday that they were trading DE Michael Bennett and a draft picks to the Philadelphia Eagles, https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/971465417620324352. Other news also came out that Richard Sherman was saying goodbye to many of his closest teammates, https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/971457361918529536. Thus, signifying that he may not return in 2018. It was only a matter of the before the legion went boom! Does this mean the Seahawks are trading Sherman? Will they release him outright? Either way, there will be a market for his services. Let us look at a few possible landing spots.
The Redskins have had their struggles in the secondary. Last season it was not just at safety either. It was at the corner. The other half of the corners, Breshaud Breeland, is a free agent next week. Making a move for Richard Sherman could solidify the corners for a couple of years. It may also show Josh Norman that the Redskins are dealing to win. It may just be the right move at this time
- Cleveland Browns
This could just be a move to put Cleveland in playoff talks. Yes, I said it, playoffs for the Browns. This team has just under $110 million in cap space. They could pay Sherman, a QB, and still draft at 1 and 4 with confidence. Imagine him opposite Jason McCourty. Hence, paving the way for a playoff push.
- Los Angeles Chargers
Former Seattle Seahawks DC, Gus Bradley would welcome Richard Sherman with open arms. There just might be a playoff sighting in Los Angeles if this happened. In fact, Sherman alongside Jason Verrett or Casey Hayward, along with the youth on the bench gives the Chargers a very scary secondary.
- Los Angeles Rams
Yes, I know that they traded for Marcus Peters. However, Trumaine Johnson is a free agent and Kayvon Webster is nothing to write home about. Les Snead and Sean McVay have shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger. Making a move like this, inside the division, would be a strong case to repeat as champs.
- Dallas Cowboys
Without a doubt, like Daniel Snyder, this would be a move up the ally of Jerry Jones. They have stated that they will not bring back Orlando Scandrick. Thus, leaving a lot of youth on the outside. In fact, bringing in a player like Richard Sherman could help teach the youngsters how to be a shutdown corner.
Richard Sherman is only entering his 8th season as a NFL cornerback. Although he may not be the quiet type, he gets the job done. Indeed, any team would be gaining an asset by signing him. In any case, I will remain interested in his final landing spot.
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