Richard Sherman reportedly asked Seahawks to trade him
The Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman appear to have mutual interest in a divorce, and it has been widely assumed that the trade rumors started when the team started listening to offers. That may not have been the case.
On Friday’s edition of “SportsCenter,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter said he has been told Sherman actually approached the Seahawks and requested a trade.
“It has been my understanding all along that Richard Sherman was the one who initiated this,” Schefter said, according to his colleague Sheil Kapadia. “He was the one that wanted to be traded initially. The Seahawks were obliging him and his request.”
Interestingly enough, Sherman has said he does not believe the Seahawks will trade him. There have also been reports that he would oppose any trade that was not to a contending team, but none of that necessarily means the 29-year-old didn’t ask to be dealt.
Sherman has two years remaining on his four-year, $56 million contract, and Seattle has reportedly placed a high price tag on him. That price could come down as we get closer to the NFL Draft, especially if it is Sherman who wants out of town.