Richard Sherman is not a free agent. The veteran cornerback introduced Wednesday that he would signal with the Buccaneers to assist the workforce in its quest for a second consecutive Tremendous Bowl title.
And Tom Brady’s presence in Tampa Bay performed no small half in Sherman’s determination to affix the workforce.
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Brady recruited Sherman to affix the Buccaneers, as Sherman defined on PFF’s “Richard Sherman Podcast.”
“We each thought it might be actually cool if we had the chance to play collectively sooner or later in time. Clearly, with our conditions, it did not appear probably,” Sherman stated of taking part in with Brady. “However he reached out and stated [the Bucs] might specific curiosity and clearly, he needs to play with me. Then their entrance workplace reached out. The dialog began a couple of weeks in the past once they misplaced their starter [Sean] Murphy-Bunting, after which it sort of steamrolled.”
Sherman famous that there was “a little haggling forwards and backwards” as he negotiated phrases with the Buccaneers. He additionally heard pitches from different NFC groups together with the 49ers, Seahawks and Panthers whereas attempting to find out the place to play subsequent.
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However in the end, Sherman’s relationship with Brady coupled with the Bucs’ roster development and Todd Bowles’ defensive scheme made going to Tampa Bay the proper alternative.
And Sherman needed to make it clear that he has a very good relationship with Brady.
“He is an amazing man, you understand, very encouraging,” Sherman stated of Brady.
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In fact, followers will bear in mind Sherman’s beef with Brady from early of their careers. Sherman claimed that Brady was trash-talking him throughout a 2012 Patriots-Seahawks sport and later intercepted Brady to assist seal a one-point Seahawks win. Sherman later tweeted an image of him assembly Brady after the sport with the caption, “U mad bro?”
However Sherman downplayed that incident whereas making his announcement to affix the Bucs.
“We had our historical past, however what occurs on the sector stays on the sector,” Sherman stated. “And off the sector, I believe we have now a really strong relationship.”