Richard Sherman reveals ‘unique’ reason 49ers have an edge over other teams
San Francisco 49ers veteran cornerback has been to a handful of Super Bowl trips throughout his career. The team’s recent Super Bowl LIV heartbreak has surprisingly presented a silver-lining to the 49ers players.
Despite the uncertainty heading into the upcoming season, the team is looking to make it back once again and lift the Lombardi this time around:
“We’re uniquely constructed to deal with this because, obviously, we’re in Santa Clara and there’s not huge nightlife,” Sherman said, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “It’s not like we’re in Atlanta or Texas or Miami or Las Vegas or L.A., where there are a lot of distractions and a lot of places you can go and a lot of things you can do to get yourself in trouble. I think our team is incredibly focused because of how close we were to winning the Super Bowl last year and how that taste in our mouth is a bit of discipline in itself. That hunger, that angst, it’s discipline in itself.”
Before joining the 49ers, Richard Sherman spent seven eventful seasons in Seattle as a member of the Seahawks. The team took a chance on him with the 154th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He repaid the trust given to him by exceeding expectations set for a player drafted in the fifth round.
During his time as a Seahawk, he garnered inclusion in the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, and the second-team All-Pro. He was also a three-time first-team All-Pro member, four-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl XLVIII champion.
On March 10, 2018, just a day after being released by the Seahawks, Sherman agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the 49ers. He continued his excellent performance as he earned his way to another second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl inclusion in 2019. Sherman’s bid for a second championship came to an end in Florida, as the 49ers were defeated, 31-20, by the Kansas City Chiefs.
He hopes to change the postseason narrative as he enters his 10th year in the league. Sherman and the rest of the 49ers are aiming to book a trip in this year’s Super Bowl LV and ultimately win it all this time around.