Rumors of Richard Sherman being shopped have been stirring about. Teammate Michael Bennett was on SportsCenter about this topic. What did he have to say?
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was recently interviewed on SportsCenter, stating that he can’t imagine the team trading Richard Sherman.
During the interview, Sherman reportedly being on the trading block became a topic. Bennett said he couldn’t imagine Sherman leaving, a sentiment likely shared by many teammates.
Bennett goes on to praise his teammate even more, calling him a “staple in the community. He does everything you need to do.” Sherman has been one of the best players at his position over the decade. In his career, the 29-year-old has 30 interceptions since joining the Seahawks in 2011. He has also never missed a game and has made four consecutive Pro Bowls.
Many share the same view as Bennett on this situation, that should Sherman be traded, it would be a huge detriment to the team. The starter on the other side of Sherman, DeShawn Shead, has only two interceptions in a similar career span to Sherman.
Nobody can argue the on-field impact that Sherman has, though he has been a controversial figure at times. Twice, last season alone, Sherman got into sideline shouting matches. One with his defensive coordinator Kris Richard and another with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and head coach Pete Carroll.
Some may see this as leadership, speaking up when something is not working. It can also be taken as hotheadedness. Sherman is no stranger to being fired up and trash talking an opponent, both to the media and to the faces of his rivals. He has delivered on those boasts however, his talent is through the roof. A Sherman trade would be an interesting prospect indeed, and a costly one at that.
It’s unlikely Sherman gets dealt anytime soon. The other cornerbacks on the depth chart don’t inspire much confidence. A team would have to be willing to pay a hefty sum to get Sherman’s services. It could be an option in a year or two when Seattle needs to patch up a few holes or plan for the future, but for now, Sherman is staying in the Emerald City.