Richard Sherman Thanks Seahawks for Opportunity Despite Fan Jersey Burnings

Richard Sherman Thanks Seahawks for Opportunity

Seattle Seahawks cornerback and free agent Richard Sherman has a new home in the bay area with the San Francisco 49ers.

Read on to learn all the details on the newest NFL baller to join the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman…

Richard Sherman Thanks Seahawks for has the latest on Richard Sherman who just agreed to a to a three-year contract with the 49ers.

Richard Sherman told ESPN‘s Josina Anderson on Saturday that the incentive-laden deal is worth up to $39.15 million.

Sherman told Anderson:

“I’m thankful to John [Lynch, 49ers GM] and Kyle [Shanahan, 49ers coach] for believing in me. Some smaller details still getting ironed out, but #ShermInTheBay.”

On Friday, Sherman took to social media bidding farewell to the Seahawks while thanking them.

He writes:

“All I have ever wanted to be was a good teammate. Thank you @Seahawks for an amazing opportunity.”

The cornerback also wrote a lengthy statement of gratitude to his former team which reads as follows. He made sure to say “thank you for taking a chance on a kid that was overlooked by many.”

The grateful NFL player also thanked the coaching staff, trainers, equipment guys and office staff for the “love and support.”

Richard had this to say to his “brothers” on the team:

“This journey would have not have been the same without each of you. It has been an amazing ride from beginning to end, with memories to last a lifetime.”

Read his full thank you letter below:

Richard Sherman Thanks Seahawks for Opportunity

That decision came with a bunch of backlash. Seahawks fans were FURIOUS with Sherman signing with their biggest rival, but do they realize he NEEDS to lookout for his career. The Seahawks cut him loose! It wasn’t the other way around, and Sherman needs a new team.

One guy even decided to burn his jersey as a result of Richard signing with the 49ers.

Independent journalist Dov Kleiman writes:

“This is so stupid. There are #Seahawks fans burning the jersey of one of their best players in franchise history because their own team released him against his will and Sherman took a new contract worth almost $40 million.”

Congrats to the 49ers and Sherman. We look forward to a great year.