The Seattle Seahawks Have Released Richard Sherman
The Legion of Boom is over.
The Seattle Seahawks released star cornerback Richard Sherman on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the story:
Seahawks have informed perennial Pro-Bowl CB Richard Sherman that they are releasing him today, per league sources.
End has come for one of the most iconic players in Seattle sports history.
Sherman will be a free agent this weekend.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
After the news came out, Sherman sent out a tweet showing off his stats:
“Cause ppl talking to me like I’m slowin’ down. Opinions over statistics, of course” pic.twitter.com/nonbj7rQDA
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 9, 2018
Sherman and the Seahawks have had a poor relationship for a while now. Last year, the Seahawks admitted that they were open to trading the star corner. Sherman, who is coming off an Achilles injury, still had one more year left on his four year $56 million contract.
This is a true end of an era. Sherman, who was drafted by the team in 2011, was the anchor of the Legion of Boom, the tenacious defense that lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl win in 2014.
The question remains: where will Sherman end up?