Cornerback Richard Sherman is rumored to have been traded from the Seattle Seahawks and will be patrolling the secondary in a different NFL stadium come the 2018 regular season. Where that destination might be is, as yet, unknown.
According to a 2017 report by ESPN’s Todd Archer, Sherman is a pending free agent. “Sherman is set to make $11.4 million this year and $11 million in 2018 before he becomes a free agent,” the outlet reported.
According to athletic contract website Spotrac, Sherman is coming into the final year of a four-year, $56 million contract that carries an average annual value of $14 million. For the 2018 season, he’s due to be paid $11 million in base salary and a $2.2 million signing bonus by the Seahawks, or any potential suitors looking to gain the rights to his services.
Sherman’s current deal includes $40 million in guaranteed money.
Drafted 154th overall in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft out of Stanford, Sherman ranks ninth on the list of active cornerbacks in terms of total contract value, according to Spotrac. That list is led by the Washington Redskins’ Josh Norman, whose five-year deal is worth $75 million. Behind Norman is the Minnesota Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes and his five-year, $70.1 million contract, followed by Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals, who’s signed to a five-year deal worth $70 million.
Source: Heavy Sports