49ers, Richard Sherman agree to three-year deal

49ers, Richard Sherman agree to three-year deal

49ers, Richard Sherman agree to three-year deal

And while Sherman was listening to offers from other teams, he knew it was likely now or never to get the deal he wanted from San Francisco.

But San Francisco went hard after Sherman right from the start, and reached an agreement with the star cornerback during a four-hour meeting Saturday afternoon.

He reportedly represented himself in negotiations with the 49ers and hammered out a three-year, incentive-laden contract that could reportedly pay the outspoken cornerback up to $39.15 million.

"I love the fan base to death, and I loved playing there", Sherman said.

Garoppolo fueled that closing act, and with him locked in last month on a NFL-record contract, his presence helped lure Sherman. His best seasons came in 2013 and 2014, when Seattle made two Super Bowl appearances, and he has 32 career interceptions. "I admit it's kinda weird having to cheer for you now", wrote one, Candle STAC Park.

"Richard has always been looked at as the prototypical corner in our scheme and the opportunity to have him mentor our players was one we needed to attack". The best comparison this year would be Vontae Davis, a lesser corner than Sherman. The signing of the three-year contract was done on March 11. High-end incentives can increase the value to $8 million. That the deal was solidified so quickly speaks to Lynch, Shanahan, and contract specialist Paraag Marathe's acumen in these types of scenarios. Byron Maxwell and Justin Coleman will both hit unrestricted free agency on Wednesday.

Seattle chose to move on from Sherman to save $11m, with his release part of a host of changes on the defence that also included trading defensive end Michael Bennett. As Sherman points out, he is injured. ESPN first reported the three-year agreement. None of the money is guaranteed at signing, and about 22 percent is tied to his being active.

A lot of players may lack the knowledge necessary to act as their own agents, but at a potential savings of millions of dollars when it comes time to negotiate contracts with teams, they may now find it worthwhile to learn.

Shortly after the Denver Broncos put Aqib Talib on the market, the 49ers had a deal in place to acquire the five-time Pro Bowler. And millions more were guaranteed at signing in those cases. "We look forward to him sharing his wealth of experience and his passion for the game of football with our team".

For the 49ers, the reasoning seems to be, "If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em". SB Nation noted that as veteran Seahawks players such as Sherman age, they are proving to be more expensive for the team to afford.

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