Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is interviewed after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks finishing up four-year extension to become highest-paid NFL CB


The Seattle Seahawks rode the momentum of the most dominant defense in the league all the way to the Super Bowl title this past season, and a huge part of the success of that defense can be attributed to the fact that they possess arguably the best cornerback in the NFL in Richard Sherman; and now according to Jay Glazer, they’re looking to pay him like the best of the bunch.


Sherman was injured during the Super Bowl game itself against the Denver Broncos, however he played the biggest part in making sure that his team got in that position when he swatted away a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the waning moments of the NFC Championship Game to seal the deal.

Finalizing a new deal for Sherman would be the next step in making sure that the defense in Seattle stays as dominant as it is, as the team already gave Earl Thomas a new deal this past offseason to make him the highest paid safety in the NFL.

The terms of the deal for Sherman have not been disclosed as of yet, but it could be in the area of $12 million per year, but Glazer is now also reporting that it is a four-year extension.


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