Tom Brady helped convince Richard Sherman to sign with Bucs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted Richard Sherman for a free agent visit on Tuesday, and they were apparently happy with what they saw.
Sherman also discussed signing with two of his former teams, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Tom Brady helped sell Sherman on playing for the defending champions.
New #Bucs CB Richard Sherman had talks with the #49ers and #Seahawks, but chose the #Bucs thanks to a recruiting pitch from Tom Brady and the TB staff. The top FA available, Sherman signs with the Super Bowl champs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2021
Sherman was arrested for burglary domestic violence in July for an alleged break-in attempt at the home of his in-laws. He also allegedly committed a hit-and-run the same night. Sherman’s wife told a 911 dispatcher that Sherman was intoxicated and threatening to kill himself.
The NFL is still reviewing Sherman’s situation, but discipline probably won’t be handed down until the legal process is complete.