Report: Seahawks, Richard Sherman nearing deal to make him top-paid NFL CB

Richard Sherman

The Seattle Seahawks are prepared to make All-Pro Richard Sherman the NFL’s highest-paid corner.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Seahawks are close to getting Sherman signed to a long-term contract that will surpass Darrelle Revis’s $12 million compensation in 2014.

Several league sources anticipate the contract will be worth more than $13M a season when finalized, with the Seahawks reluctant to go to $14M thus far. The corner market has undergone a reset in recent years, with Revis’ $16 million-a-year deal with Tampa seen as an outlier. Unable to trade that contract, Revis was released and signed with the Patriots for what amounts to a one-year, $12M deal.

Sherman, a fifth-round pick in 2011, is scheduled to earn only $1.4 million this season.

The 26-year-old had eight interceptions, 16 passes defensed, a touchdown and 48 combined tackles last year.

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