Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly not ruled out a return to the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Sunday’s “SportsCenter” (h/t Bleacher Report) that Jamal Adams’ contract situation might factor into the potential reunion.
“I’m told that this is not off the table, that Sherman is still open to returning to the Legion of Boom, or what remains of it. He makes a home on the West Coast, still has a home in Seattle, most people think he’d like to still play on the West Coast and Seattle needs cornerback help,” Fowler said. “Nothing’s working right now, but maybe closer to training camp something could shake out. Seattle needs to figure out the [Jamal] Adams money allocation before they take resources elsewhere, because a guy like Sherman, he’s not going to take the minimum. This is a high-caliber player that would need a decent contract.”
Sherman has spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after playing the first seven seasons of his career in Seattle. The 33-year-old was a Pro Bowler in 2019 but missed 11 games last season with a calf strain.
Seattle is expected to compete for a Super Bowl in 2021 and has a hole in the secondary that Sherman could fill.
The three-time first-team All-Pro, who won a Super Bowl with Seattle to cap the 2014 season, admitted in an interview with Bloomberg’s Ritika Gupta that he’s taking free agency slowly because he wants to sign with a championship contender.
“I want to get to a team that’s competing for a championship, so that’s what I’m focused on and waiting for a right opportunity,” Sherman said. “When it comes, that’s where I’ll be.”
While the Seahawks are a potential landing spot for the veteran, the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys are reportedly among possible suitors.