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Richard Sherman deserves to get the next big NFL contract

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The Seattle Seahawks dominated the NFL last year with a combination of no-nonsense defense and cheap, young players. This year the 'Hawks are hoping to keep that defense around by spending some money.

Earl Thomas was the first to get the bumper pay packet yesterday, he agreed to a four-year $40 million deal which will make him the highest paid safety in the league. Richard Sherman his defensive back teammate, should be next.

Sherman has debated with media and fans that he is the best cornerback in the league for the past couple of seasons. Some would argue for Aquib Talib or Darrelle Revis, but Sherman has proved to be incredible value for Seattle.

Over the past three years he has earned $1.4 million, which averages out to $69,000 per interception. Not bad.

If Thomas has got a monster-extension than Sherman, the absolute focal point of this defense and possibly the best shut-down corner in the league certainly deserves one.

The Seahawks have to be careful however, they have a huge number of players that have been important role players in the past couple of successful seasons and they can't give them all contracts.

Russell Wilson is sure to be among the players queuing up to ask for more money when he hits free agency.

A word of warning has to go to the Seahawks to not end up like the Detroit Lions, with a huge amount of their salaries going to key players. The winning ways in Seattle have come from a deep, talented roster and it would be a real shame to see that change.

However, for those winning ways to continue, it is absolutely crucial that Sherman is signed up for the long term.

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