Since being released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, it’s been trending in the direction of Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman signing with the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. He had dinner with head coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night and continued to meet with San Francisco’s brass throughout all of Saturday, taking a physical in the process.
It’s now reportedly done.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 49ers have signed Sherman to a three-year contract.
And now it’s done: 49ers and CB Richard Sherman reached agreement tonight on a three-year deal, source tells ESPN.
Sherman is a 49er.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2018
The deal is said to be worth $39 million over three seasons with a $5 million signing bonus.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2018
A five-time Pro Bowler, the 29-year-old Sherman is coming off a ruptured Achilles he suffered last season in Seattle. Though, the expectation is that he will be ready for training camp.
This is an absolute coup for the up-and-coming 49ers. The team had been linked to other available corners. And now, it adds a likely future Hall of Famer in Sherman from the division-rival Seahawks.