"Sherman said Schneider told him, 'Incentives [are] a little rich for me.' Sherman called Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie, who said he wasn't going to have the cap money to compete for him".
Offensive tackle Joe Staley: "As much as I disliked playing against him for years, I know I will love being teammates with him going forward". It was such a great opportunity. I helped the organization get to a great place and stay there. People are out there burning my jersey. "I didn't abandon anybody".
During his seven years with the Seattle Seahawks, Sherman became regarded as one of the best corners in the game and now leads the league with 32 interceptions since entering the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
In a decidedly NSFW video, the fan cursed out Sherman while setting his 25 jersey aflame.
Just 28 hours after Seattle released the All-Pro cornerback, he was sitting in the offices of 49ers general manager John Lynch, hammering out the details of a complex three-year deal ... and doing so by himself, without additional representation.
Richard Sherman officially has gone to the other side.
Paraag Marathe, executive vice president of football operations for the 49ers, felt Sherman was prepared to secure the best possible offer.
Prior to the passage of the tax revisions in 2017, professional athletes could deduct fees they paid to their agents for negotiating their contracts from their federal income taxes.
"Once I make a Pro Bowl, $8 million the next year is guaranteed for me". It gives me the ability to control my destiny.
Sherman also gets, as previously reported, a base salary of $2 million, gets $1 million if he takes part in 90 percent of the 49ers' defensive snaps, and $2 million total if he is on the 46-man roster bonus each week (or, $125,000 for every game he is on the 46-man roster). I have skin in the game.