When reports that the Seahawks were actively shopping Richard Sherman for a possible trade, the cornerback just brushed off the rumors.
But after Seahawks general manager John Schneider publicly confirmed on Wednesday that the trade talks “are real,” it appears that Sherman now wants a say in where he ends up if he’s shipped off to another team, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
During an appearance on NBC’s ‘Pro Football Talk Live’ on Friday, Salguero said that Sherman is involved in the trade talks and only wants to be dealt to another contender.
“Richard Sherman is talking to some people,” Salguero said. “He wants to play in Super Bowls or have a chance to compete in Super Bowls, so he has some degree of leverage as to where this train goes.”
Despite Sherman’s willingness to participate in trade talks, Salguero expects him to remain a Seahawk because he expects the Seahawks to demand more in a trade than any team will offer.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen because they want a mint for Richard Sherman,” Salguero said.
Moving Sherman will be difficult, Sherman is under contract for two more years at salaries of $11.4 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. Also, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, The Seahawks are asking for a “very good player plus a high draft pick” for Sherman.