Richard Sherman doesn’t think San Francisco needs to make a trade
Several big-name players have already been moved, and by the week it seems like more and more marquee players are taking their careers into their own hands. Just because impact performers like Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey have requested to be traded, though, doesn’t mean that every team is interested in acquiring them.
The San Francisco 49ers have yet to jump into the player-movement fray. As veteran cornerback Richard Sherman sees it, though, his team doesn’t require any potential upgrades that could be made courtesy of the trade market.
“[We are] really confident in our guys at every position,” he said, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “It’s unfortunate we had an injury at tackle, but fortunately we’ll get Joe back at some point in the season and we believe in the guys we have to hold down the ship until he comes back.
“I think we’re really confident in our DBs and our corners, our linebackers, our D-line, our O-line, our backs, our quarterback, obviously, and our receivers. So we’re ready to go.”
Williams is the available player that would make sense for the 49ers. Stalwart left tackle Joe Staley broke his left leg in the third quarter of his team’s commanding win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks as a result.
For now, San Francisco seems to content role with rookie Justin Skule at left tackle rather than make an offer for Williams, a stance that’s sure to hearten Richard Sherman.