Richard Sherman is an amazing talent in the NFL, but in 2019, his career took a downward turn. Now, the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers cornerback says he’s ready to come back into the league

In an interview with Doug Farrar of USA Sports, Sherman was asked why teams shouldn’t be worried about the cornerback. He responded by saying this. (via Doug Farrar on YouTube)

“I’ve got a decade worth of résumé that should stand more firmly than a momentary lapse in judgment. I’ve got a decade of character and tape to be judged off of… If you’re judging me off of a momentary lapse, I’m probably not the player for you either way.”

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Sherman, as many might remember, was arrested in July 2021 on burglary and domestic violence charges. He was released under multiple conditions. Despite his release, that felony charge will likely be a deterrent for many NFL teams looking to sign the former All-Pro cornerback.

However, Richard Sherman thinks that a lapse in judgment shouldn’t make teams reconsider their stance on him. He points to his body of work in the league as enough proof that he deserves another shot. Looking at his achievements, Sherman does have a point. He led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl win in 2013, and earned multiple first team and second team All-Pro selections in his storied career. He was also selected to the NFL 2010 All-Decade team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

If Richard Sherman can prove that he’s a changed man and that the incident in July was a one-off circumstance, he could still be a valuable player in the NFL. It’ll be interesting to see whether a team will sign him after this strong statement.