Richard Sherman Lands with 49ers
The Green Bay Packers won’t be signing cornerback Richard Sherman. They didn’t even get a meeting.
Sherman took one visit — with the San Francisco 49ers — and signed with them on Saturday night. Sherman got what is being reported as a three-year, $39 million deal.
That’s a high price tag for a guy coming off a ruptured Achilles.
This was almost predictable, however. Signing with San Francisco allows Sherman to play his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, twice a season. It returns him to the area where he went to college (Stanford) and keeps him on the west coach where he grew up (Los Angeles).
We imagine it was also hard to turn down more than $10 million per season. That’s a price tag that the Packers probably couldn’t or didn’t want to pay.
Interestingly, had Sherman not signed with the 49ers, his second visit was going to be with the Detroit Lions.
The Packers will apparently now turn their focus to Trumaine Johnson once the free agent period opens next week.