49ers’ Richard Sherman shocked by Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski
The Cleveland Browns have revealed Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski is set to become their next head coach. It is safe to say that San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is not a fan of the hiring.
The vacancy had reportedly come down to a two-man race between Stefanski and 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Sherman took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the matter:
Wow just wow…… just W….O….W…. guess I should have expected it https://t.co/NqY7s1GxP5
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 12, 2020
Sherman has never been shy about giving his thoughts on hot topics in the NFL, and it is safe to say that his response is certainly understandable. After all, he had been rooting for his coach to get that promotion after then job he had done with San Francisco’s defense in the 2019 NFL season.
Perhaps even more perplexing is the timing of how the decision was made. The Browns reportedly opted to roll with Stefanski after watching his offense put up just 10 points against Saleh’s defense in the NFC Divisional Round. Not only did he have the better year, but he also managed to win their head-to-head matchup in convincing fashion.
Sherman’s comments are alluding to the fact that there is a serious lack of minority head coaches throughout the NFL. This year’s turnover of new faces around the NFL has only helped to solidify that notion.
If there is a silver lining for Sherman, it is that Saleh will remain as the defensive coordinator in San Francisco. He will surely have another opportunity to prove how deserving he is, especially if the 49ers continue to march through the playoffs.