After being released by the Seattle Seahawks last week, veteran corner back Richard Sherman agreed to a deal with the NFC West division rival San Francisco 49ers. The opportunity to play against his former team twice a season certainly factored in to Sherman’s free agency decision.
The soon-to-be 30 year old CB, who has played for the Seahawks since entering the league in 2011, tells Sports Illustrated’s Peter King,
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Sherman’s deal with the 49ers is for three years and could be worth up to $39.15 million due to a number incentives.
Per the MMQB,
During his time in Seattle, Sherman made four Pro Bowl teams and had three first-team All-Pro selections. He also led the league in interceptions in 2013, the same year Seattle beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Last season he missed seven games after suffering a torn right achilles tendon, in addition to having surgery on his left leg this fseason to clean out bone spurs.