Richard Sherman currently plays cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, but that was anything but a certainty about a month ago.
The All-Pro corner was at the center of some of the NFL’s hottest trade rumors throughout the offseason. And the Miami Dolphins, who could use some help on defense, were among the teams most interested in acquiring the 29-year-old, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
“The Dolphins had considerable interest in Sherman, league sources said, and made attempts to land him both back early in the free-agency signing period (March) and as recently as last month,” La Canfora reported Sunday.
Miami made “multiple offers” to the Seahawks for Sherman, whom they believed could “significantly upgrade their secondary,” according to La Canfora, although none of those offers led to more serious negotiations.
Sherman obviously would upgrade just about any team’s secondary, but he would be especially valuable to the Dolphins.
The biggest thing standing between the Dolphins and NFL relevancy, of course, is combating the New England Patriots’ high-powered offense in the AFC East. And while Sherman only can do so much, he would drastically improve Miami’s chances of, at the very least, limiting New England’s attack.
Then again, the Patriots also showed interest in Sherman while he was still on the market.
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