The San Francisco 49ers have added future Hall of Famer Richard Sherman from the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Multiple media reports note that the deal is for $39 million over three seasons, adding even more intrigue to what has already been a crazy and still young NFL offseason.
Sherman deciding to sign with his bitter division rivals comes one day after his former Seattle Seahawks released the five-time Pro Bowler. It’s definitely one of the biggest stories around the NFL in some time. And it goes without saying that Twitter had its fun with the signing.
Here are the best reactions.
— Marcos Sanz (@ElMarcosSanz) March 11, 2018
Least I didn’t go to the niners 😂😂😂😂😩😩
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 11, 2018
I take back anything disrespectful I might have said to you in our games before @RSherman_25 🤣 Welcome to the squad!!
— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) March 11, 2018
The 49ers signing Richard Sherman, to me, is one of the best free agent signings of the past decade.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 11, 2018
Richard Sherman going to SF, and Crabtree staying with OAK means that we will see them face off in 2018 🍿
— Serg (@sergbarrientos) March 11, 2018
— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) March 11, 2018
Seahawks fans after Richard Sherman signs with the 49ers pic.twitter.com/k0lKcgsfCy
— Gus (Explicit) (@GusSolano44) March 11, 2018
In all seriousness, this is good for the NFL. Any time the Seahawks and 49ers can be seen as rivals, its popcorn-worthy. We’re sure to see a prime-time game between the two teams this coming season.