Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is due for a big new contract after establishing himself as the game’s best corner. He is slated to make a rather small $1.389 million this season and deserves a pay grade though the Seahawks and Sherman’s people aren’t talking yet.
Though that might be intentional.
From Pro Football Talk:
And so it’s believed Sherman will ask the Seahawks to reconfigure his contract. Per a league source, the request has not yet come.
The thinking is that Sherman and his agent hope to let the Seahawks formulate a plan for keeping (or not) their impending free agents. With the 2014 offseason program still weeks away, which gives both sides plenty of time to address Sherman’s contract.
It will be interesting to see how Sherman proceeds if the Seahawks eat up all their cap space and can’t offer him the deal he wants. If there isn’t room to give him the pay raise he wants does he play out the final year and head towards free agency, or does he take the pay raise now and settle for less potentially?