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Richard Sherman may be 33 years old, but he can still be a helpful piece in an NFL secondary. The five-time All-Pro cornerback is not the same caliber player he was during the “Legend of Boom” days, but he doesn’t have to be.
He’s going to play in 2021, so it’s just a matter of where.
Some people have speculated a reunion between Sherman and his old team the Seattle Seahawks. That would be intriguing, but according to Rich Cimini with ESPN, reuniting with former defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is another option.
Saleh is now the head coach for the New York Jets, a team that needs more cornerback help. Cimini says:
Some folks might be wondering about free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman. Saleh is interested in reuniting with Sherman, I’m told, but that depends on a few factors. From the Jets’ perspective, it could hinge on how the draft turns out. As for Sherman, he seemingly would prefer a contending team in the West. Naturally, there’s always the money. In other words, there are a few bridges to cross before anything happens.
If you are wondering how much the Jets need a cornerback, check out this group:
- Bless Austin
- Corey Ballentine
- Kyron Brown
- Javelin Guidry
- Bryce Hall
- Justin Hardee
- Lamar Jackson (no, not that one)
- Zane Lewis
Jets general manager Joe Douglas will need to spend at least two picks on cornerbacks to address the issue. Sherman may still be a target following the draft, even if the Jets use an early-round pick on the position.
Sherman has made it clear he wants to play for a contender. He may even accept less money in order to have a shot at another deep playoff run. Regardless of what happens with Zach Wilson and whatever other changes are made, that isn’t happening with the New York Jets.
If Sherman ends up reuniting with Saleh, it’s probably because there weren’t many other viable options out there.
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If Sherman goes to the Jets, his career is over. (Do not allow him access to any large amounts of medication.)