Cornerback Richard Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. Naturally, just about every fan out there wants the Green Bay Packers to sign Sherman.
It appears you can count Packers tackle David Bakhtiari among that group.
— David Bakhtiari (@DBak69) March 9, 2018
While Sherman would be a name signing, there are obviously some questions. And yes, the Packers could use a cornerback of Sherman’s caliber, if he’s at his best.
However, he’ll be 30 at the end of the month. On top of that, he’s coming off a ruptured Achilles. So you have to ask what he has left and how that injury will affect him going forward. You also have to ask how much money does he want?
Many people have also suggested that Sherman is best when playing zone coverage. The Packers played a significant amount of zone (and were terrible at it) under Dom Capers in 2017. However, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine favors press-man coverage. Of course, unlike Capers, he seems like a guy who can adapt to his personnel and not make his personnel try to adapt to his scheme.
As far as Sherman goes, it sounds like he’d be game for signing with the Packers (without saying that outright).
Asked Richard Sherman what he’s looking for in his next team: “Looking for a great fit. A team that has a great QB. Looking for somewhere I will be comfortable.” Who fits that description? ????
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2018
Then again, he could be referring to the Patriots, Saints or the frickin’ Seahawks, who haven’t ruled out bringing Sherman back for less money.
So we’ll see. Isn’t speculation season fun?