After his last game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman called out an opponent for being “sorry” and “mediocre,” but he was singing a different tune on Sunday night after beating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Sherman had nothing but great things to say about Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who touched Sherman with a kind gesture after the game.
“He was really concerned about my well-being,” Sherman said on Mike and Mike in the Morning. “After a game like that, a guy who’s still classy enough to say ‘How are you doing?’ To show that kind of concern for an opponent shows a lot of humility and class.”
“He’s a Hall of Fame player, he’s a living legend, he’s a record-holding quarterback, he’s a Super Bowl champion, he’s been a Super Bowl MVP.”
Sherman even went as far as to defend Manning on his Twitter account.
“Peyton is the Classiest person/player I have ever met! I could learn so much from him! Thank you for being a great Competitor and person,” Sherman wrote. “There is no reason to bash him on here please Seattle let’s just enjoy this one!!!! He is still a Future HOF player.”
While there is no denying Manning is a classy player and one of the best regular season quarterbacks in league history, the embarrassing loss on Sunday night is going to leave a stain on his legacy.