Jason La Canfora of CBS is reporting talks between the Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman have been productive.
Seahawks have made considerable progress on deal to make Richard Sherman top-paid CB in NFL. Sides hopeful it's complete by the draft...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 22, 2014
Ultimately, deal expected to be worth north of $13M/year for Sherman and SEA. Question remains how north. They've maintained a good dialogue— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 22, 2014
Signing Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas to extensions continues to be among the offseason priorities for the Seahawks.
At $13 million annually, Sherman would be the highest-paid cornerback in the league in average annual salary. Darrelle Revis has a two-year deal with the New England Patriots that calls for him being paid $25 million next season, thanks to a $12.5 million roster bonus. Even then, Revis will average $12 million annually in the two-year deal. Sherman could easily become the highest-paid corner in average salary and total value.
Of course, the thing that matters most is guaranteed money.
The NFLPA says the Seahawks have $14.9 million remaining in salary cap space.