Richard Sherman broke down why he acted as his own agent and dispelled any rumors about how his departure from the Seahawks went down.
The 49ers newest cornerback said he wanted to make sure someone had his best interests at heart, so why wouldn’t he make sure those interests were served.
I think that a lot of times in our league there are players that have the ability to do that and have the ability to structure their own deals and really take advantage of just being in control of their own destiny, Sherman said, via ESPN.com.
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…I didn’t feel like I needed an agent. I felt like I knew contracts well enough and I felt like coming off the Achilles (injury), there’s going to be negotiation points, there’s going to be give and takes on both sides, and I felt comfortable with that.
Sherman also addressed his torn Achilles and how that factored into his contract with the 49ers 鈥?and what led to the Seahawks not matching their offer.
He wrote he has a $2 million roster bonus he will receive if he can pass a physical before Nov. 11, and that he already has a $3 million signing bonus. Should Sherman pass the physical (he said he should be ready to go for full drills by June), he will have $5 million in guaranteed money in 2018.
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There’s three things in life and in football that if you can master and you can remember from time to time, you’ll be able to be successful 鈥?be on time, pay attention and work hard, Thomas said. If you can do those three things in life or on the football field, you have an opportunity to have great success, and I thank you guys for all those great lessons that I learned.
He couldn’t keep it serious for too long, though, saying with a smile Authentic Donald Trump Jersey that everyone he thanked was going to help make his book a New York Times best-seller.
Thomas’ best season came in his rookie year, 2007, when Cleveland went 10-6 and barely missed out on the playoffs. As many know, since then the Browns have been stuck in a franchise rut. Thomas was the lone positive constant: He played a record 10,363 consecutive offensive snaps until a triceps injury ended his 2017 season and, eventually, his career.
He didn’t forget to thank former backup Vinston Painter 鈥?the player who tried to sub Thomas out one game 鈥?for helping keep the snap streak alive.
As far as his career after football, Thomas was noncommittal, but he has had success with his podcast, The ThomaHawk Show, with former teammate Andrew Hawkins, and he has interviewed with several networks, so a TV role could be coming.