Richard Sherman was up at the podium being introduced as the newest member of the San Francisco 49ers on Monday when he served up a juicy morsel. The Seattle Seahawks had a chance to match the contract Sherman eventually signed with the 49ers, but they opted not to do so.
Sherman confirms that the Seahawks turned down an opportunity to match the #49ers offer.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) March 12, 2018
There’s always the chance that Seattle knows something about Sherman’s injury history that gave the team pause about bringing him back, even if the contract he signed is extremely team-friendly. In the end, however, it sure seems like the Seahawks were just ready to move on. Period.