February 26, 2021

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Could Bucs Be A Landing Spot For Richard Sherman?

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Opinion Editorial

Remaining in San Fran not likely

It’s all but assured that Richard Sherman will not be playing his home games at Levi’s Stadium next season. The Niners are only looking at around 38 million of cap space and this will certainly affect the 33 year old defensive back, pushing him down the priority list of John Lynch, and company. The 49’ers have a total of 40 free agents 27 of them unrestricted, so it’s time to be creative in Sam Francisco.

The Bucs, with around the same amount of space have some creative work to do of their own to get everyone in under the umbrella. If some money remains available, and it may not take much to convince Mr. Sherman to come play with Tom, and Mike, and Devin White, and add another ring to the one he got with the Seahawks. He’s had two chances since his first ring to add another, and they ended badly. His chances with the Bucs to add some more bling would be pretty good.

Help for our weakest unit

The Bucs in turn would be getting a player with a ton of experience, who can still play well for his age. He would be bringing some help to the weakest spot of a great defense. There really isn’t a way that the Bucs could lose with bringing in Sherman. Only injury of course, could put a damper on such a move. Some creative words could be added to the contract or in an incentive laden deal to include injuries into the equation.

If the situation is right and he becomes an option. I would hope Jason Lycht would take a look. Which I’m sure he would do. He has paid close attention to great players, who have expressed their interest in being a Buccaneer. I’m sure he would explore it, if it were a possibility.

Just a thought

Richard Sherman has been one of the best defensive backs in the league for a long time. There are no drawbacks to him coming here under a reasonable contract. It’s still early, and many things have to happen before a move like this can even be considered. Just something to think about Bucs Fans. Go Bucs!!

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