Seahawks GM Keeping it Real With Richard Sherman Trade Talks

Posted April 06, 2017

It's going to be all laid out, and, like I said, that doesn't happen everywhere.

Sherman shouted at defensive coordinator Kris Richard after a coverage foul-up during an October win over Atlanta.

Schneider said there has been clear communication with Sherman about what is going on, saying the trade rumors haven't been a secret and they're not going to lie about what is happening.

The Seahawks pride themselves on an open line of communication, from the players to the coaching and personnel staff, even to the sports science group. The Patriots' 2017 season isn't going to be made or broken by the result of whatever comes out of this, and other teams could be likelier landing spots if a trade materializes.

Sherman has spent his entire career with the Seahawks. "There's a lot going on there", said Schneider.

But Schneider, speaking to 710 ESPN Seattle before the Herald story broke, says trade talk does not mean the Seahawks will move him.

It'll be a new obstacle for the Seahawks as well if they lose Sherman on defense.

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Of course, Sherman-not a wallflower-criticizing the offensive line and the offensive strategy during the season past year probably didn't sit well with the front office. And, Carroll revealed after last season, Sherman played through a sprained knee ligament. He's going to be like, 'You think you can trade me?

For Seattle, Sherman has given them more positives than negatives. In November 2012, the Patriots sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa Bay for Aqib Talib (the Bucs also gave New England a seventh).

April 21 is nearing, so this should come to a conclusion near the end of the month. While Sherman isn't really super old (he's 29 years old), there are some things that must be thought through.

Sherman has two seasons and $22,431,000 in base pay remaining on his contract extension he signed in May 2014 with the only National Football League team he's known. He is due $11.431 million guaranteed in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. The Chiefs have just a few million in cap space and it would be hard to get another $10 million.

Sherman told the same radio station last week that he "wouldn't want to leave this city and my guys, but I understand it's a business and organizational philosophies change".

If nothing else, as the rest of Schneider's comments make plain, the Seahawks are listening.