The Seattle Seahawks' offseason has been filled with trade rumors and one of the staples of ​their defense over the past six seasons. 

Seahawks' General Manager John Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle on Thursday that, while the team is still considering trading shutdown cornerba​ck Richard Sherman, he will likely remain with the team through 2017. 

​​Schneider doesn't seem very convincing here. Sure, he says he thinks Sherman will be back next season, but it's telling that he also made it clear that the team is still listening to trade offers. 

Sherman has played in each of the Seahawks games since he was drafted by the team in 2011. 

He has 30 interceptions and two touchdowns in 96 career regular season games, as well as two interceptions in 12 postseason games. 

Schneider explained that the reason the team was exploring possible deals for Sherman was to free up cap space and make the team younger. 

He also shared that a potential move is of "mutual interest" and that both sides have been in "constant communication" with each other. 

Sherman is under contract with Seattle over the next two seasons for about $11 million annually. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.