Should Rams consider bringing Richard Sherman on board in 2018?
With the rumors surrounding Richard Sherman’s career with the Seattle Seahawks possibly coming to an end, should the Los Angeles Rams consider the cornerback for 2018?
Even if the argument can be made his effective level of play wasn’t the same last season, Richard Sherman has caused all sorts of problems for the Los Angeles Rams over the years since they get to face the cornerback and the Seattle Seahawks twice a year. However, there has been talks for months about the possibility of the Seahawks moving on from their beloved cornerback at some point this offseason, and based off a recent report, these rumors could end up becoming a reality sooner rather than later.
Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday how the Seattle cornerback has started to say goodbye to some of his teammates, and even though nothing is set in stone at the moment, this seems like a clear sign that Sherman is on the move. Even Jeremy Lane posted a message on Twitter over his “heart hurting” about No. 25, making it seem clear that it’s only a matter of time before the Seahawks announce their plans to move on, whether it ends up coming through a trade or release.
Football fans can say what they want about Sherman taking a step back over the last couple of years when compared to how effective he used to be, but if his time in Seattle does come to an end, there will still be a handful of teams expressing interest with bringing the cornerback on board for the 2018 season. Yes, there are some concerns over Sherman’s status for 2018 after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon, but also keep in mind that just last month, his recovery appeared to be ahead of schedule.
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As for what this means for the Rams, while the obvious factor would mean Sherman is most likely out of the division (unless he ends up with a team like the San Francisco 49ers), the argument can be made that he deserves consideration for joining the NFC West champions. Despite the recent news of Marcus Peters coming over from the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles could still have a void to fill at cornerback with Trumaine Johnson hitting the open market in free agency since there are a handful of teams that will most likely offer a heftier contract.
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Not to mention, the status of Kayvon Webster being ready for the start of the 2018 season is still up in the air as well since, just like Sherman, the cornerback suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon as well, only his happened in December. The chances of Sherman joining a team like the Rams after all of the years with the Seahawks sounds insane to say out loud, but also, how much would Sherman love to face his former team twice a year? In other words, anything seems possible at this point when seeing how crazy this offseason has already been, both for Los Angeles and other teams.