Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks haven’t started contract talks

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

The Seattle Seahawks easily have the deepest and most talented roster in the NFL, and it’s the reason why they dominated this past season en route to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. GM John Schneider has a busy offseason ahead of him with top talents like Michael Bennett, Tony McDaniel, and Golden Tate set to hit free agency, and all eyes will be peeled on the potential contract extension for superstar defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Two of the best players in the game, Sherman’s and Thomas’s impending extensions are likely priorities for the Seahawks front office this offseason, so we’ll see when talks start to heat up.

Per a league source close to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Seahawks and Richard Sherman haven’t started contract talks yet, and that’s because Sherman hasn’t requested a new deal. He obviously thinks extremely highly of himself, and he has every right to; both he and Darrelle Revis are clearly the best two CBs in the NFL, and Sherman could very well be the best. Once he gets his new deal, he’ll be a very rich man, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes even more than Revis, whose deal is expensive but unique in that no money is truly guaranteed.

It will be interesting to see when the Seahawks and Sherman start negotiations, but it’s clear that he’s worth a whole lot more than $1.389 million. I’m also willing to bet a whole lot of money that he wants to stay in Seattle more than anything else, and I think he’ll want to get a deal done with just one year left on his deal. With 2014 set to be a contract year for Sherman, the Seahawks would obviously like to get an extension done this offseason.

Both sides have plenty of time to iron out a deal, so it’s definitely not a concern that talks haven’t started.

The move isn’t the problem, but the timing is more than just alarming.

Topics: Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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