Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks says that he’s the best corner in the game. Now he’s going to get paid like it. Sherman’s four-year extension makes him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL at $14.35 million annually – that’s $57.4 million total and $40 million guaranteed!
Sherman just announced the news himself on Twitter:
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 7, 2014
He included the details of the deal on his blog, writing:
“This is a great moment for my family, foundations and the people who supported me to this point. Hard work and execution got me to this moment, the Seattle Seahawks have backed up that respect with this contract. The terms of my deal are 4 years for a total of $57.4M with $40M guaranteed. There is no other city or team that I would want to play football for… Much appreciation to the Seattle Seahawks franchise, the coaches, teammates, friends, the fans, my family and the 12s.”
Seattle has now accomplished all of its major offseason goals for 2014. Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas and now Richard Sherman are locked up long term which means the defense will continue to be elite.
I can imagine what Sherm is doing right now.