The arrival and performance of Jimmy Garoppolo helped mask the fact that the San Francisco 49ers still have plenty of holes on their roster. "I love the [Seattle] fan base to death, and I loved playing there".
Sherman for most of his career has been a high-level player and arguably the top corner of his generation. "If I was going to represent myself, I was going to do the research".
The 49ers can not rely simply on Breida despite his impressive rookie season and, with options in free agency and a deep running back class, San Francisco should be looking to add to the backfield if Hyde does not return. Instead, the Seahawks are honoring the promise they made to Shead that he would become an unrestricted free agent.
Sherman played his college ball in the Bay Area at Stanford under former coach Jim Harbaugh, who then went up against Sherman during his four seasons in charge of the 49ers. "Great observation. We changed the wording". That the deal was solidified so quickly speaks to Lynch, Shanahan, and contract specialist Paraag Marathe's acumen in these types of scenarios.
Lynch said: "I promise you, we won't throw it this time".
This was a matter of hours; the 49ers had been prepared to trade for Denver's Aqib Talib, but that fell through.
Sherman thinks Garoppolo is the right match for Shanahan's system, indicating the 5-0 run to end 2017 is sustainable into the new season.
Sherman and the 49ers agreed on a three-year contract Saturday, a source confirmed.
The NFL is first and foremost a business, something we hear on a yearly basis when beloved veteran players are cut by the franchise they've given so much to.
I would venture a guess that, given his status as a better player, Sherman on a prove-it deal would have received a one-year offer in the ballpark of $6 million to $7 million with $750,000 to $1 million tied to his being active; maybe another $2 million in high-end incentives.
The Seahawks, amid this offseason's deconstruction, will be a shell of their former selves when they put a nine-game win streak on the line against the 49ers, a streak that began with that 2013 season's NFC Championship Game punctuated by Sherman's end-zone play.