In a move that will piss off a lot of people, let’s call them stupid people, the 49ers signed newly released free agent and their biggest nemesis from their biggest rival, Richard Sherman. of the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman reportedly signed a 3 year, $39 mill deal ($5 mill guaranteed) a couple hours ago. His tour of suitors lasted exactly one team, and he obviously wanted to stay on the West coast, so he did the deed as his own agent to boot.
Frankly, it is a pretty risky move to sign a guy coming off an achilles injury, but Sherman assured everyone he’d be ready come June. Sherman has been a little injury-prone lately, but he’s relatively young as 29 (well, 30 in March 30th), and the premier CB in the past 7 seasons. He leads the lead since 2011 in interceptions at 37, passes defended, and completion percentage against.
As risky as this move is, you have to think that the team has done its diligence, and John Lynch, no slouch himself where it comes to being a defensive back, has to be licking his chops at gaining Sherman. I think it’s a great move. I also think it is a poke in the eye to Pete Carroll. Which I really dig. What do you think?