Just one day after the star cornerback officially parted ways with Seattle Seahawks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced Sherman had inked a three-year contract with the 49ers. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later revealed that the deal was worth $39 million and included a $5 million signing bonus, according to sources.
Though Seattle didn’t officially release Sherman until Friday, the four-time All-pro began sending good-bye messages to his former teammates as early as Tuesday. This, of course, sparked plenty of speculation about where the 29-year-old athlete would head to next. There was talk about him eventually joining the Raiders or Chargers or Chiefs; however, it seemed most fans were convinced Sherman would go to the Patriots. The theory seemed less likely Saturday morning after it was confirmed that that the 49ers had met with Sherman to see if he was healing from his injuries.
The corner suffered a ruptured Achilles last fall and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. Naturally, there are a lot of concerns surrounding the athlete's health and ability; but If Sherman can make a speedy recovering, as many people expect him to do, he will give a much-needed boost to the 49ers' secondary.
You can check out some of the reactions to Sherman's San Francisco deal below.