By Mary Cunningham
The Seattle Seahawks are shopping a potential trade for cornerback Richard Sherman, and it’s now clear any NFL team — including the Eagles — willing to consider such a proposition would pay a high price:
The Seahawks have let it be known they would consider trading Sherman, but only for “a very good player plus a high draft pick,” according to an NFL source.
And that’s just the team-to-team cost of a potential deal.
Sherman, who has some leverage in deciding where he would play, would want to go to a team that has a chance to compete for a Super Bowl, which may eliminate perhaps more than half of the NFL’s 32 teams. Sherman is also not giving any money back on his current contract, the source said.
Sherman’s contract has two years remaining and will pay $11.4 million this year and $11 million next year, with salary cap costs above $13 million each year.
So based on Seattle’s demands and the high-priced Sherman’s wishes about what teams he’d be willing to play for, it is unlikely the perennial Pro Bowl player will find himself anywhere other than Seattle in 2017.