"‏Welcome back to the Bay and to Santa Clara @RSherman_25!" The only thing better would be if 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan fires his offensive coordinator and brings back Jim Harbaugh.

The Raiders were among six other teams that showed interest in Sherman, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported. He already has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions, according to Foster. In my former contract, no matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year. However, Steve Wyche of NFL Network, who spoke with general manager John Lynch, gets the impression that San Francisco will be less aggressive than anticipated.

"It was work! But we got it done!" Sherman will turn 30 this month and is coming off an Achilles injury. Because of his veteran status, he was able to immediately sign with the 49ers rather than wait until Wednesday's start of the league year, which is when free agency otherwise commences.

Sherman's decision was made not long after Seahawks officially announced that they have released Sherman on March 9.


Seattle didn't want him, the 49ers needed a cornerback, Aqib Talib didn't want to get traded here, so Sherman was the ideal fit. Adding a player like Sherman only adds to that excitement.

For the 49ers, the reasoning seems to be, "If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em". Sure, he ate a huge turkey leg on the 49ers logo on Thanksgiving.

And at the very least, the new deal gives Sherman the chance to stick it to his old team at least twice a year.

Whether 49er fans or any fan likes this move or not, it won't bother Sherman.

And as gloom settled over Levi's, Sherman and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson sat at midfield with NBC's Michele Tafoya and happily chomped on turkey drumsticks.

Sherman will help fill arguably San Francisco's biggest need with the secondary previously a major question mark.


Sherman saw more to the 49ers than Garoppolo.

Not that Baldwin isn't used to trash talk after seven years of practice against Sherman.

Since Sherman's rookie year of 2011, he leads the National Football League with 32 interceptions and 99 passes broken up.

As Robert Raiola pointed out, fees paid to agents for securing endorsement deals are still deductible, however, and that's how creative agents could still keep their percentages while allowing athletes to avoid a spike in taxes paid to the federal government. There is also the fact that they need to lock up Khalil Mack to a long-term deal, as he is now the best defensive player in the NFL. In 2019 and 2020, Sherman's base salary is either $7 or $8 million with the same incentives package.

Sherman and the 49ers agreed on a three-year contract Saturday, a source confirmed. He had made four Pro Bowls, and as a key member of the "Legion of Boom", he had emerged as one of the NFL's best defensive players.


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