Posted February 12, 2014

Richard Sherman, Seahawks have not had contract extension talks yet

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hasn't heard about an extension yet, but it's expected to come this spring. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is expected to get an extension this spring. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman — who believes he’s the best cornerback in the league — became eligible for a new contract Dec. 29. For now, ProFootballTalk is reporting, there has been no discussion between Sherman and the team about a contract extension.

After his team won its first Super Bowl in franchise history, it’s expected that Sherman will ask the Seahawks to work out a new agreement. Negotiations for a new contract are expected to take place in the spring, 

Sherman, a fifth-round pick in 2011, has one year left on his rookie contract and is slated to make $1.389 million in 2014.

The Seahawks will also likely have to consider working out a new agreement for their Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011.


Sherman is going to have to wait until Earl gets done. The Hawks have a stable of great cornerbacks. But there's only one Earl Thomas.


And thus begins the salary cap problems of a defending NFL champion . . .