Sports | March 11, 2018 9:57 am

Richard Sherman Agrees to Deal With San Francisco 49ers

Dominant cornerback goes from Seattle Seahawks to NFC West rival.

Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during a NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

They’ll be sleepless in Seattle. After the Seahawks released all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman, the free-agent landed with one of their NFC West rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN reported Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the 49ers heavy with incentives that could make it worth up to $39.15 million.

Despite Sherman’s impressive resume — which includes 32 career interceptions over his first seven seasons — and Super Bowl-winning pedigree, the signing is not without risk. The 29-year-old defensive back is recovering from a torn Achilles in one leg and a bone spur in the other, but is expected back in time for the start of training camp.

But in Sherman, the 49ers fill their biggest hole — and do so with a big name that has ties to the Bay Area. Sherman played his college football at Stanford.