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49ers CB Richard Sherman will get $1 million bonus despite falling short of benchmark

Richard Sherman, 49ers

It’s been a great season for the San Francisco 49ers as they are heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl this season. Richard Sherman is also having a great year as he’s set to receive a $1 million bonus in spite of falling short of the playing time benchmark.

There was a clause in his contract that he’ll get the bonus if he was able to play 90% of the snaps the Niners will get this season. Unfortunately, he won’t be able to reach that number due to his absence during their loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week.

However, “Optimus Prime” Sherman revealed that the 49ers front office decided to give him the bonus, anyway.

“John and I had a conversation early in the year about that,” Sherman said, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they … had already given me that incentive. So there’s no incentive for me, in terms of financial, for me to be like “I’ve got to come back to get this amount of money.’ It’s always what’s best for the team.”

The good times keep on rolling for the Sherman household as he’s able to complete another clause in his contract. His base salary for 2020 would increase from $7 million to $8 million if he managed to make the Pro Bowl. He managed to achieve that, and this ensures that his pay for the final year of his deal would be better financially.

While Sherman’s future is uncertain, he’s done a fantastic job as a part of the San Francisco defense. Through 13 games, he’s completed 53 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and three interceptions.