'Vengeful' Richard Sherman relishes playing Seahawks twice a year


That was Sherman's aim, as King extensively quoted him as saying: Ensure that if he plays like the Richard Sherman football fans know and love, he's going to get paid like it, too. Which means that the cornerback, who turns 30 on March 30 and is coming off Achilles' surgery, will be extra-motivated twice a year when the two teams meet and by the fact that his three-year contract with the Niners is laden with incentives.

The four-time Pro-Bowler is expected to be ready for training camp in late July, according to multiple reports.

Making things even more painful, 49ers GM John Lynch trolled the Seahawks for their painful Super Bowl XLIX loss to the Patriots, a game that featured the Seahawks losing because they chose to throw from the one-yard line instead of running Marshawn Lynch.

The 49ers are in need of a cornerback after they lost out to the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams for Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.

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Among those key additions heading up to the draft, the 49ers are allegedly talking to star cornerback Richard Sherman who was recently cut loose by the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman said Schneider told him, "Incentives [are] a little rich for me".

The 49ers operated quickly throughout the process, putting the pressure on Sherman to make a decision. If he plays 90 percent of San Francisco's snaps and gets selected to the Pro Bowl-no sure thing, obviously, but achievable-the big numbers are waiting.

"I don't think any agent in the business could have done a better job of negotiating this contract", Sherman told King on Sunday night.

Although Sherman's effectiveness at getting a maximum contract may be questionable - his signing bonus with the 49ers was a mere $3 million - the money he saved by acting as his own agent may make up for what he wasn't able to get from San Francisco. I helped the organisation get to a great place and stay there. "We can put this in the end zone!" "Don't you ever talk about me!"

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Sherman smiled. "I've been at the 1-yard line before", he said, "and it didn't go so well".

Sherman wanted to consider other offers, from potentially both the Lions and Raiders. Sherman had referenced old deals and clarified faulty wording in the contract to his benefit.

It's sad that Sherman even needs to defend himself. A vast chunk of his potential earnings lies in his health and performance.

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