ESPNRichard Sherman has agreed to a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The free-agent cornerback told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that the incentive-laden deal is worth up to $39.15 million. “I’m thankful to John [Lynch, 49ers GM] and Kyle [Shanahan, 49ers coach] for believing in me,” Sherman told Anderson. “Some smaller details still getting ironed out, but #ShermInTheBay.” The 49ers had met with Sherman earlier Saturday and wanted to make sure he is healing well from a torn Achilles in one leg and a bone spur in the other. On Friday, Sherman told Anderson that he will be back running on the treadmill next week.
Multiple time All Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week, but it did not take long for a rival team to gobble him up, as Sherman quickly signed an incentive laden three year deal worth up to $40 million dollars with the San Francisco 49ers. While Sherman will turn 30-years-old later this month, and he is coming off a torn Achilles’ tendon that ended his 2017 season prematurely, he brings valuable leadership to the young 49ers locker room right off the bat. If he can return to All Pro form once he reaches 100% health, even better for the 49ers, but those 49ers versus Seahawks games just became must see television.