The Seahawks and Richard Sherman trade has faded completely in the last two weeks. Seattle was asking for too much when they were trying to trade Sherman, but was not successful. The Seahawks wanted to get a first-round pick and a very good player on a low contract, but that was not happening in a short period of time, so they are content with keeping Sherman in Seattle.
“Right now, I don’t think the odds (of a trade) are very good,” general manager John Schneider told KIRO-AM in Seattle on Thursday, via ESPN.com. “But if somebody comes cruising along and something happens, and we do something, it happens.”
“We have constant communication with him. I talked to him this evening,” Schneider said. “So it’s cool. Everything’s fine. I just think that the only reason we would do it is to basically create some cap room and try to become a younger football team, but that’s just one option.”
Sherman is 29 years old and the Seahawks attempted to trade him to get a young guy in the mix, but no team has bit on the trade.
Last season Sherman was very vocal on how he felt with about his team in the first half of the season. He screamed at players to do their jobs, was very passionate about some of the “coaching strategies”, and some felt like he was a distraction to the team, but Sherman rose to the challenge and got his team into the playoffs.
The trade speculation was mutual between Sherman and the front office.
“It’s one of those things where the dialogue we have with our guys is not somebody comes bashing through the door like you would see in a football movie or something like, ‘I demand to be traded!'” Schneider said. “It’s not like that. It just doesn’t work that way. The way I would answer it is we just have this dialogue with guys all the time, and I think he’d admit that he had a rough year. So he’s looking for maybe a new spark, and he’s either going to find that here in Seattle or he’s going to find it somewhere else. But odds are he’s going to find it here.”
“Very little chance [a trade] happens, but both sides are listening,” said Sherman. “I honestly don’t have much more to say about it than what I’ve already said. We have a great relationship.There is a lot of love and respect. There is no bad blood.”
If something does not happen after the draft, Sherman will be playing for the Seahawks for another year, which he seems content about.