Richard Sherman deserves a statue in Seattle, according to comedian Joel McHale
The Seattle Seahawks have undergone some major changes this offseason following a disappointing 2017 NFL season. Perhaps the most notable move they made was the decision to part ways with cornerback Richard Sherman.
His subsequent signing with an NFC Rival like the San Franciso 49ers makes it an even more bitter pill to swallow. However, comedian and Seahawks superfan Joel McHale still thinks he should have a statue in Seattle, via TMZ Sports:
“He was part of bringing a Super Bowl to Seattle, there should be statues erected,” McHale said.
He still acknowledged that it will be a bit strange to watch Sherman player in a different uniform.
“It will be weird seeing him in the 49ers uniform but we’ll never forget the leadership and what he did on the field and I hope his Achilles heel is recovered.”
Needless to say, there is plenty of truth to McHale’s comments. Sherman was at the forefront of Seattle’s success for the better part of the last decade. Not only was a valued member of the “Legion of Boom”, but his charismatic persona set the tone for the entire team.
Sherman has recorded 367 tackles, defended 99 passes, and 32 interceptions since being taken in the fifth round back in the 2011 NFL Draft. During that time he was selected earned four trips to the Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro four times as well. That said, perhaps McHale could use some of his celebrity status to help make it happen once his playing days are over.