Richard Sherman urges Seahawks fans to not be upset at him
With fans turning to social media to express how upset they are with Sherman for leaving Seattle — which is weird, given the Seahawks cut him and he didn’t exactly leave on his own — the defensive back went on Twitter himself to discuss the entire ordeal.
“Instead of getting upset with me for going to a new team how about you get upset with the people who forced me to go,” Sherman wrote on Twitter. “If one job fires you and another job offers you a great position I highly doubt most ppl would go back to the old job for a lot less money.”
Instead of getting upset with me for going to a new team how about you get upset with the people who forced me to go. If one job fires you and another job offers you a great position I highly doubt most ppl would go back to the old job for a lot less money
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 12, 2018
Sherman inked a three-year deal, supposedly worth 39 million. However, of note, Sherman told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that the deal is worth “up to $39.15 million.”
One of the better corners in the National Football League since 2011, Sherman has seen a slight dip in dominance the last few years. Like running backs, the cornerback position sometimes sees wickedly talented players have their dominance drop off a cliff without any real sign of that coming.
Anyway, it seems kind of silly to be upset at a guy for being fired. Don’t be mad at Sherman for leaving. He wasn’t exactly asking to exit the city. If anything, be upset with the front-office folk who decided to play it cheap, hoping Sherman’s value on the open market would be lacking enough that he’d come back to play for peanuts.