To borrow a phrase from Hollywood; Show me the money!
That's exactly what Richard Sherman will be saying to the Seattle Seahawks higher ups as they negotiate the lockdown corners contract which is up at the end of the upcoming season.
Negotiations between the Seahawks and the Pro Bowl cornerback are ongoing, but according to ESPN the two sides are not as close to a deal as some reports have previously indicated.
Sherman is entering the final year of his rookie deal, during which he will make $1.4 million - a mere fraction of what he will be making when he gets a new deal.
And speaking to the NFL Network, the 26-year old said that he considered whatever the Seahawks want to offer him "respect."
"Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect," Sherman said. "It's all about respect in this game, and the only way people show respect is the dollars. We'll see what happens."
If you're the Seahawks you definitely don't want to be dis-respecting Sherman, because word will almost certainly get out.
Considered by many as the game's top player at his position, Sherman could command as much - or even more than - Darrelle Revis' $12 million a year at the New England Patriots.
Sherman's watershed moment came when he made a tip-pass play on the final throw of the game that sent the Seahawks to the SuperBowl. Sherman's deflection ended up in the hands of Malcolm Smith, and not in those of Michael Crabtree; Colin Kaepernick's intended target on the hail mary.
Sherman is in for a big pay-day pretty soon, be it at Seattle or whoever will pay him what he thinks he should be on.
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