Packers In On Richard Sherman, But He’s In San Francisco
The Green Bay Packers have shown interest in cornerback Richard Sherman, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. However, Sherman has started his free agent tour with the San Francisco 49ers.
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman told @JosinaAnderson that he has received preliminary interest from the Titans, Lions, Raiders, Texans, Bucs and Packers. But 49ers are his first visit, with meetings today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2018
Sherman was in San Francisco Friday night for dinner and is meeting with the 49ers on Saturday.
It’s unknown if Sherman will take multiple meetings before making a decision like free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson has decided to do. He might just want to stick it to the Seahawks by signing with a division rival, so he can play against them twice a year. It’s also notable that Sherman played his college ball at nearby Stanford and is originally from Los Angeles. It’s entirely possible he wants to stay on the west coast.
Then there’s Sherman’s requirements for a new team — a great quarterback and a comfortable fit. Of the teams mentioned, the Packers obviously have the best quarterback. The Lions, Raiders and 49ers would follow. You can throw out the Buccaneers and Titans. I couldn’t see Detroit being a fit for Sherman.
So that probably narrows the list to the two Bay Area-teams and the Packers. Of course, the Raiders will be moving to Vegas in 2020.
The Packers obviously have a big need at cornerback. They had a need before trading Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns and now that position of weakness is a gaping hole.
What is interesting is that the market is so strong for Sherman, considering he’s coming off an Achilles injury. So we’ll see if the Packers get a meeting.