Seattle Seahawks outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman feels he is the best corner in the NFL and will tell you — and anyone who’s within earshot — that he’s the best. He also feels that if the Seahawks feel he is the best as well, then they’ll pony up with a lucrative contract extension.
“Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect,” Sherman said via NFL Network. “It’s all about respect in this game and the only way people show respect is the dollars. We’ll see what happens.”
Sherman, a fourth round draft pick in 2010, has made himself into one of the NFL’s elite defensive backs and premier personalities with his brash style of play on the field and outspoken nature off the field. He has been instrumental to the Seahawks dominant pass defense — arguably the league’s best. He’s due to make just $1.4 million this season, which wouldn’t even rank in the top 25 for salaries of cornerbacks in the league.
Seattle will have to show Sherman the money this offseason or have to deal with him voicing his opinion about his value throughout the year, which is exactly the type of distraction they don’t need from their most popular — yet polarizing — player while trying to defend their Super Bowl title.
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