Free-agent Richard Sherman was once regarded as the best cornerback in the NFL. A member of the Legion of Boom with the Seattle Seahawks, Sherman led the league in interceptions during the 2013 NFL season. With his raw skillset and unfiltered truth, Richard Sherman became a nightmare for opposing teams. Since the dismantling of the Legion of Boom, Sherman saw his career take a turn for the worst. Battling injuries and off-field issues, the Super Bowl 48 champion has been determined to return to form.
Multiple NFL teams have been shown to have an interest in Richard Sherman. Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers have recently shown public interest (Seattle Seahawks have also thrown their hat in.) While the Bucs have managed to retain all their players from their 2020 Super Bowl run, the same problems remain. After losing their star cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting for a questionable amount of time, the Bucs are in need of vet help in the backfield. Bucs coach Bruce Arians went on record this week when asked about the situation.
“We got to see,” Arians said Monday. “He’s got other things going on, too. Just a matter of, ‘I coach the ones that we got and let (Licht) handle the rest of that.’ We’ll kick the tires on some other guys, too. But it’s just a matter of, ‘No, we’ll talk and see, and if it’s the right fit, it’s the right fit and we’ll move on it.'”
While the question of if Richard Sherman can get back to his Seattle play looms, his off-the-field issues can make things a little mucky. Back in July, Richard Sherman was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors, including two counts of domestic violence — criminal trespass in the second degree and malicious mischief in the third degree — as well as resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, and reckless endangerment of roadway workers, according to ESPN.
Sherman has since pleaded not guilty on all five accounts. After news broke, Richard Sherman took to social media to apologize and express remorse. It has been reported Sherman is in therapy looking to clear his mind.
When it comes to athletes like Richard Sherman, they seem to not have a strong grip on their self-worth. They have very successful careers in their prime but ultimately fall from grace as they get older. According to various sources, no NFL team is looking to give into Sherman’s price demand. At the age of 33, many teams have a better shot at taking a chance on a younger more vibrant player than giving into Sherman’s demands. In the case of the Bucs, with such a depleted backfield, this may be their only shot after giving up more than 350 yards in the first two weeks. Richard Sherman has no doubt in his mind, he will sign with an NFL team this season.