Richard Sherman is one of the best corners in the NFL, but an even better trash talker as we have come to know.
The first and second team All-Pro rosters were released Friday morning and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman had a couple things to say about every critic who trashed him for negotiating his own deal back in 2018 without the help of an agent.
This tweet clearly calls out a specific Boston Globe sports writer by the name of Ben Volin for an article written back when Sherman signed his contract with the Niners.
"Ride this," says Sherman.
Let us just say that Volin's freezing-cold take has been seriously exposed.
Coming off of a ruptured Achilles injury suffered in 2017 while playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Sherman represented himself in contract negotiations that offseason and signed an incentive-heavy deal with the 49ers. And he bet on himself.
(But count Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio among those who still aren't convinced Sherman vindicated himself.)
One of these incentives was based upon him making an All-Pro team. Sherm was named a Second Team All-Pro selection Friday, satisfying a $2 million incentive. In terms of total incentive bonuses earned this year, he has far has accumulated $4 million.
Not too shabby.
In some circumstances, betting on yourself really can pay off.
Of course, it certainly helps to be a generational NFL talent with a Stanford University education.