Richard Sherman has vocally expressed his belief that he is the best cornerback in the NFL for the past two years, and now he is going to be paid like it according to Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora of CBS Sports reported today that Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks are close to agreeing on a new contract for the former Stanford man.
"Ultimately, deal expected to be worth north of $13M/year for Sherman and SEA. Question remains how north. They've maintained a good dialogue" tweeted La Canfora.
The deal would make Sherman the top-paid cornerback in the NFL and surpass Darrelle Revis' $12 million contract with the New England Patriots.
Defensive backs are rarely paid anywhere near quarterbacks or pass-rushers but Sherman has certainly showed in his short NFL career that he deserves to be given a pay-rise after helping the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title.
The Seahawks cemented their place as the best team in the NFL with a 43-8 demolition over the Denver Broncos. The team was made up of, in large part, young players who were selected in the latter rounds of the draft.
Unfortunately for the Seahawks, they will not be able to keep these talented youngsters on the roster for cheap after this season and they have acted quickly in the case of Sherman.
The deal is still not confirmed but La Canfora reports that the contract could be confirmed by the time the NFL draft takes place in May.