Tampa Bay Buccaneers signs veteran cornerback Richard Sherman on Wednesday, per ESPN. Future Hall of Famer Sherman had been in discussions with the Buccaneers for several weeks and mentioned on the “Richard Sherman Podcast” that multiple teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Carolina Panthers expressed interest in the value he can bring to their teams.
“I went with the best offer I had. The best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group,” Sherman said. “I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win.”
Sherman spoke about Tom Brady reaching out as well to assure him signing with the Bucs.
“He’s the all-time great quarterback reaching out, and anytime he makes that call, it’s a very difficult opportunity to pass up,” Sherman said.
Sherman believes he needs time to prepare to get back in “game-shape” at minimum a week or two before he is ready to suit back up and produce at the level the world is used to, per ESPN.
Richard Sherman value to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sherman joining the Bucs will place him on his third NFL team in his career. He spent three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and played the first seven years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman isn’t getting any younger, he’s 33 years of age and still has performed at a high value. He’s past his prime but he can still provide experience in one of the league’s youngest defensive backfields. He’s always been a sure tackler and a physical corner which the Bucs are in desperate need of.
The Bucs have been dealing with the injury bug for some time now. Their best corner Sean Murphy-Bunting placed on the injured reserve with a dislocated right elbow. Along with Jamel Dean their third cornerback who left the Los Angeles Rams game with a knee injury.