Seahawks should re-sign cornerback Richard Sherman right now – 12th Man Rising

Nov 5, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) participates in pregame warmups against the Washington Redskins at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks might have some young talent at cornerback but the group could use some help and veteran leadership from Richard Sherman.
This idea isn’t without recent precedent by the Seahawks either, but only with a different position group. In 2021, Seattle needed help at running back after so many backs went out with injuries. Seattle signed Adrian Peterson for depth. Peterson didn’t accomplish much on the field but he clearly made a great impression on Rashaad Penny.
After Peterson advised Penny on how to play hurt, something Penny had seemingly never done in the NFL, Penny had his greatest stretch of games since being drafted. Hopefully, Penny can carry that knowledge into 2022 and be one of the best backs in the NFL.
Rookie cornerbacks Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen might not have Penny’s ability at their respective position – or maybe they do, that remains to be seen – but there is still a chance they could be very good. There isn’t anything wrong with the Seahawks coaching but sometimes having a player on the team who can be a voice in the locker room helps a ton.
But besides just being a leader for Bryant and Woolen (Sherman has already visited Seahawks camp this year and been a defacto coach), Sherman can still play and is at least as good currently as any corner Seattle has. Though he played just five games in 2021 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (he was an in-season signing), his QBR-allowed was a very good 76.1.
I am not saying Sherman is anywhere close to being as good as he was in the early 2010s because few cornerbacks in history have been that great. But he is still a viable player and would be better than most of the other CBs on the Seattle roster.
But Sherman can also do something as well as any cornerback in the NFL currently and that is play the run. Sherman’s intelligence made him able to become a great player but his physicality is what separated him from his peers. He still possesses the ability to knock offensive players on their butts and make them feel the hit.
Adding Sherman would be a wise move for the Seahawks and the team has the money to do it, especially considering Sherman isn’t going to be paid nearly as much as he used to be. Sherman could be a mentor for the young CBs, has the ability to start and be a good cornerback and can aid in run support. Seattle should sign him immediately.
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