Richard Sherman Trade Is Becoming Less Costly
A week ago, Mordecai told you there was no way the Green Bay Packers were trading for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Among the many reasons, the asking price was certainly too high for the Packers.
The Seahawks were reportedly seeking a first-round pick and a good player to boot.
Over the weekend, Rob explained why a trade for Sherman might still be possible. The simple logic — the Seahawks are motivated to part ways with Sherman because he’s burned too many bridges. Thus, they would likely take any reasonable offer for the All-Pro corner.
Most of us still consider such a deal a long shot. The ultimate question is whether Sherman would even be effective in the Packers’ defensive scheme? A lot of people don’t think that’s possible, simply because Seattle plays a ton of zone coverage and the Packers prefer man coverage.
However, Rob was clearly onto one thing. The Seahawks are motivated to move Sherman.
We’re now hearing reports that the asking price has dropped. Gone is the addition of the good player. Now, Seattle is reportedly willing to accept a first- and a mid-round pick, likely a third or fourth.
That’s still a steep price and probably one the Packers have no interest in paying, regardless of who the player is.
That said, we’re still a couple weeks out from the draft. There’s a good chance the asking price gets lower still if the Seahawks don’t find a trade partner soon.