49ers Want To Keep Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman is in his walk year, but 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hopes that this won’t be the end of the line. This week, Shanahan said that the veteran cornerback is very much in the team’s plans for 2021.

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Sherm’s a guy that, personally, and I know [GM John Lynch] feels the same — we went on our team at all times,” Shanahan said (via Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com). “Sherm’s a guy that when he does get older and he does descend, he’s such a good football player, he finds a way.”

Just last week, Sherman found his way back to the lineup after missing the bulk of the year with a calf injury. After notching seven stops and an interception in his return, it’s clear that he’s still got a lot left in the tank. The Niners will probably wait until the offseason to talk contract, but Lynch has also gone on record with his affection for Sherman. The 32-year-old (33 in March) is someone he wants “on our team at all times.”

After his 2017 Achilles injury, Sherman re-emerged as a top-tier cornerback in 2019. The two sides did discuss an extension in September, but Sherman has spent the last few months focusing on rehab. Last time around, Sherman represented himself and signed a three-year, $27.2MM deal. Since then, the cornerback market has advanced considerably.

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  1. Tatsumaki

    Almost everyone will be interested in him especially the raiders who need a corner opposite Mullen. Goodluck trying to fleece sherman in his next deal

    • mrshyguy99

      you sure it be about money and not about being on the best team to win. he knows how good the 49ers can be when healthy. raiders havent done much in years.

      • politicsNbaseball

        Agreed, I think he returns to SF or possibly Seattle but I don’t see many other teams being in the mix.

        • seattlesuperfan

          He won’t go back to Seattle it’ll cost too much money when we need to resign adams since we just traded a ransom for him as well as other role players and contributors

          • compassrose

            I could see him going back to Seattle for a year or two. It will have to be a back loaded contract because of Adams and who knows how much the salary cap drops.

            Owners are stupid if they let it drop just shooting themselves in the foot. I think they and the league can take a hit or two. If they can’t afford this drop sell the team and take the millions your team is worth now.

            Seattle also could redo a few contracts to free up cap space. Would be nice to have him back for a couple years instead of the sign and retire contact. Hopefully he and Pete have healed the hard feelings Lynch did. Would be an asset in the DB room.

  2. jay13

    I see him staying in San Francisco. John Lynch knows how good Sherman is. I have been a huge fan of what John Lynch has been doing in The Bay. I doubt he let’s him go.

    Hopefully the Lions snatch up Robert Saleh and he can cohearse him to help break the curse in Detroit. A diehard fan can only wish for both situations.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Good career but it’s probably time for Sherman to join Brees at ESPN.

    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      They said that on his last contract. Keep betting the wrong side.

    • InvalidUserID

      Sheen is still a better than average CB. If it weren’t for health this season, I’d say he’s still very good.

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