49ers news: Richard Sherman hopes Seahawks' Russell Wilson attempts a few deep shots at him
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49ers’ Richard Sherman hopes Seahawks’ Russell Wilson attempts a few deep shots at him

Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson

When the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers kick off on Monday Night Football, all eyes will be on Richard Sherman facing his former team. While responding to a comment on Twitter, Sherman said that he hopes that Russell Wilson attempts a few deep shots at him.

Of course, Sherman spent his first seven seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks. While with the Seahawks, Sherman was one of the most dominant corners in the NFL with 32 interceptions, 99 deflections, and 286 solo tackles.

Then, an unfortunate Achilles injury prompted Seattle to part ways with their All-Pro cornerback. As a result, Sherman chose to sign with the 49ers before the 2017 season.

After posting zero interceptions in his first year in the Bay Area, Sherman has bounced back with three interceptions, eight deflections, and 29 tackles this season. Above all, San Francisco boasts the No. 1 ranked pass defense in the NFL, allowing only 138.1 yards per game.

On the other hand, Wilson has put together an impressive start to the season for the Seahawks. The dynamic quarterback has 22 touchdowns and only one interception as he’s atop the list of MVP candidates for most people.

The game on Monday night is an important one for both the Seahawks and 49ers. San Francisco is the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL at 8-0 while the Seahawks are right behind them at 7-2.

There’s no doubt that Sherman and Wilson have both been vital reasons why their teams are in the position they are in. But only one of them will have come out on top on Monday night.