Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman has built a strong bond with a man who knows a thing or two about winning rings, Tom Brady. As a result, Sherman will be joining Brady down in Tampa Bay on a one-year deal with the defending Super Bowl champions. Adam Schefter first confirmed the news on Wednesday morning.
Richard Sherman announced on his new podcast that he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It is a one-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2021
On a recent episode of The Richard Sherman Podcast, the Stanford University graduate explained that he had been negotiating with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office for a few weeks now. Along the way, he garnered interest from the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers, but the Buccaneers presented him with the best deal.
“I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group,” Sherman said.
“I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win.”
ESPN‘s Tom Werder has reported that Sherman may not see the field for another two weeks as he acclimates to a new environment. If so, Sherman could join the Tampa Bay’s defensive rotation in week six against the Philadelphia Eagles or week seven against the Chicago Bears.