The reason for the Seahawks' transparency may be because Sherman was the one that approached him about a trade.
Over 2,700 readers have voted in the poll as of the time of this article publishing, and the results are quite clear: 72% say the Colts should not pursue a trade for Richard Sherman. The report also stated that the "Seahawks were obliging him and his request".
Like most players, Sherman in not all that well-versed in roster building, and the last thing a smart National Football League decision maker wants to do is give up two valuable assets who would be under cost-effective contracts for one who projects to be one of the highest paid at his particular position. Nonetheless, here are seven other teams we could envision Sherman playing for next year.
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According to the report, the Seahawks might also have been asking for too much for their star CB. It harkened back to the Super Bowl XLIX loss in which Russell Wilson was intercepted at the 1-yard line, ending the game. Sherman was heard, and recorded, telling Moore "I'll ruin your career" and threatened to have Moore's credentials revoked.
Pairing Sherman with Vontae Davis would look pretty nice for the cornerback position, but that doesn't mean trading for him would be the right move unless the asking price is considerably lower than expected.
Sherman, 29, has been the subject of trade speculation in recent weeks. He would later dispute reporting of the exchange, saying "Who was there?" His cap hit will be $13.6 million in 2017 and $13.2 million in 2018. He is set to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his five-year, $58.7 million contract.