Saturday, 20 October, 2018

San Francisco 49ers: Looking at the good in Sherman signing

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Diane Mills | 13 March, 2018, 11:19

"‏Welcome back to the Bay and to Santa Clara @RSherman_25!" Come on. I'm not the one who let me go.

Richard Sherman officially has gone to the other side. They refused and will now have to look at Sherman on the opposite sideline at least twice in 2018.

Sherman was acting as his own agent, it's believed. That would be one year older than Darrelle Revis was when he signed a $14 million contract with $39 million guaranteed with the Jets in 2015.

So contract and money details aside, the San Francisco 49ers got themselves one heck of a ballplayer in Sherman. "And we've got a lot of work to do but we feel like we're well on our way". Sherman tweeted Saturday night.

However, Huard also questioned whether the Seahawks' unique culture under Pete Carroll, while initially successful, ultimately led to a rift between Sherman and the organization.

But the Patriots would have been able to handle Sherman's team-friendly deal.

Along with his $2 million base salary, he will receiver a $3 million signing bonus, $2 million 46-man roster bonus, $1 million playing time incentive and a $3 million bonus if he makes the Pro Bowl.

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Another part of Sherman joining the Niners was a fact none of the other teams could offer - they'll play his former Seahawks team twice a year.

Thanks to Sherman's relatively small $3 million signing bonus, the 49ers would only be taxed with a $3 million cap hit over two years if they release him before next season. The maximum Sherman can earn if he plays at a high level is $26.1 million.

Think of it this way, Seattle fans: It's time again to get out the Sharpie and circle the dates for 49ers games.

"We're on the 1-yard line here!" The second is the clincher; he later says he warned the 49ers sideline, "If you throw it my way, it will end the game". The fan called Sherman a "traitor". Afterward, Sherman and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sit at a table provided them on the 49ers logo at midfield and chow on some turkey for the postgame television show. Sherman will have to prove his health, first, but reports are already alluding that Sherman is a favorite to land a deal with San Francisco.

Sherman saw more to the 49ers than Garoppolo.

Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play.

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. SB Nation noted that as veteran Seahawks players such as Sherman age, they are proving to be more expensive for the team to afford.

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