Richard Sherman under fire for acting as own agent
Richard Sherman’s departure from Seattle hasn’t been without fireworks.
After Sherman signed with NFC West rival San Francisco over the weekend, inking a three-year, incentive-laden deal allegedly worth over $39 million, the actual numbers of the contract have surfaced. The 49ers appear to have come out the winners of the agreement, which Sherman negotiated himself.
Browns tackle Joe Thomas offered his thoughts on the team-friendly contract Monday on Twitter, responding to the Boston Globe item, Richard Sherman’s five missteps in negotiating his contract with the 49ers.
Achilles injuries to skill players usually take 1 year to rehab until your ready to return to play and a full 2 years to regain full explosiveness. I’m guessing he won’t pass his physical in time for camp, Thomas tweeted.
As Thomas continued his unfiltered conversation with followers, Sherman soon chimed in.
It’s actually a case of believing in who I am as a player while also coming of [sic] a major injury. But I appreciate ya input, Sherman shared.
Cousins took the historic fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million deal from the Vikings to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. Never even visited beautiful Florham Park, N.J.
And Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was left at the altar, holding that $90 million bag. With that everlasting gaping hole at the most important position on the field: franchise quarterback.
Plan B was two-fold: bringing back 39-year-old godsend Josh McCown on a one year, $10 million deal as the mid-March starter and signing Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal as well, those terms were not immediately available. Bridgewater hasn’t played for two years after wrecking his knee.
McCown is a Band-Aid, and even if you consider Bridgewater low risk/high reward, he is still a risk. Otherwise, Mike Zimmer and the Vikings would have kept him.
Plan B must not preclude Maccagnan from getting his quarterback of the future with the sixth pick of the draft, and gift him with a redshirt year.
Maccagnan did manage to get back up off the deck by signing cornerback Trumaine Johnson ($15 million per), a great get, and running back Isaiah Crowell.
A good comeback. Money well spent at areas of need.