Sport Seahawks GM explains why he’s exploring a Richard Sherman trade

16:35  21 april  2017
16:35  21 april  2017 Source:   FOXSports

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Richard Sherman Trade Talk: ‘There Is No Bad Blood’. The Seahawks are shopping their star corner, a surprising development that actually makes sense for both parties. Here’ s a look into why it is being discussed.

Seahawks GM John Schneider was recently on The Brock and Salk Show on 710 ESPN Seattle and just openly confirmed everything we’re hearing about Richard Sherman being available. How many players get the heads up like this instead of finding out they were being traded on ESPN?

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks anticipates a play during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Seahawks 38-10. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) © Stacy Revere GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks anticipates a play during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Seahawks 38-10. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks surprisingly made headlines this offseason when star cornerback Richard Sherman’s name was floated as a potential trade chip. It seemed outlandish in the beginning, but the Seahawks have made it very clear it was no false rumor.

On Thursday night, general manager John Schneider provided an update on Sherman’s chances of being traded.

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Trade rumors around Richard Sherman have been slowly gaining steam for weeks, but with But the idea that the Seahawks are exploring the market and that the tension between him and the front office is mounting, seems like it could also be confirmed here. Why would the Seahawks do that?

Rumors that the Seahawks are willing to trade Richard Sherman aren’t rumors anymore. On Wednesday, GM John Schneider confirmed that Seattle was listening to offers for its superstar cornerback. (Getty Images).

“Right now, I don’t think the odds are very good (of a trade),’’ Schneider said, via the Seattle Times. “But if someone comes cruising along and something happens and we do something, it happens.’’

Trading Sherman was always a slim possibility, it seems, considering how valuable he is to the Seahawks. It was an interesting trade scenario, though, and one that sparked a question in many peoples’ minds: Why?

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Schneider explained why the Seahawks would even consider dealing Sherman, and the reason was fairly obvious.

“The only reasons we would do it is to create some cap room and trying to become a younger football team. But that’s just one option,” he said.

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Richard Sherman approached the Seahawks about a trade . This explains a lot. Last week on “Brock and Salk,” I wondered aloud why the Seahawks would readily admit that they’ve looked into trading Sherman , which Carroll and Schneider did from the owners’ meetings.

Discussions about the Seattle Seahawks potentially trading Richard Sherman shouldn't be labeled "fake news." The GM didn't suggest that trade talks picked up recently, but said he ' s had conversations with Sherman on the matter.

Sherman is no longer a young buck at age 29, but he has plenty of good football ahead of him. This is probably just a matter of the Seahawks trying to get out of his contract before his play falls off the way Darrelle Revis’ did for the Jets.

Sherman’s cap hit is $13.6 million in 2017 and $13.2 million the following year, so it’s not as though he’s a cheap commodity. However, for his level of play, he’s certainly worth the price.

Schneider said he and Sherman have had open conversations about the situation, and the GM said the Pro Bowl cornerback had a rough year – likely alluding to his spats with the coaching staff and media.

“We have a dialogue with guys all the time. I think he would admit he had a rough year, so he is looking for maybe a new spark. And he’s either going to find that here in Seattle or he would find that somewhere else. But odds are he’s going to find that here.’’

If a trade is going to happen, it’ll likely go down just before the draft, or during the big event. And even then, it seems unlikely.

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