Seahawks’ Richard Sherman now NFL’s highest paid cornerback

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL after signing a four-year, $57.4 million contract extension.

Sherman noted on his Twitter account and on his blog page Wednesday that the extension includes $40 million in guaranteed money.

“The terms of my deal are 4 years for a total of $57.4M with $40M guaranteed. There is no other city or team that I would want to play football for,” wrote Sherman.

The deal gives Sherman an average salary of more than $14 million, exceeding the $12 million that Darrelle Revis is making with the New England Patriots.

Sherman, 26, led the league with eight interceptions last season and was one of the most important contributors to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship. His 20 interceptions and 60 passes defended lead the league.

Teams struggled throwing outside the right-side field numbers against the Seahawks, largely because Sherman lined up there on 98 percent of his snaps.

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