More Details On Richard Sherman’s Contract

October 2nd, 2021

Joe’s seen a lot of numbers swirling when it comes to the Bucs contract of cornerback Richard Sherman, who was signed off his couch this week.

Plugged-in superinsider Mike Florio of was sharing what he was told about Sherman’s contract last night. And Joe has the utmost faith in Florio’s reporting.

It seems Sherman is making next to nothing when it comes to NFL pay.

“Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Sherman will receive $1 million over the balance of the season, a prorated $1.2 million salary. Of that amount, $500,000 is guaranteed.”

Florio added that Sherman can earn about $9,000 per game in roster bonuses.

Joe reads those low numbers and thinks of Sherman talking about how other teams — teams with coaches who intimately know his game — were bidding for his services. What were the other bids? Free beer, a good parking spot and massages?

This just makes Joe love the Sherman signing even more — massive upside and next to no downside. If he doesn’t work out or balks at riding the bench, the Bucs can just cut him without breaking a sweat.

12 Responses to “More Details On Richard Sherman’s Contract”

  1. Bucs Win Says:

    Massages? He’s Richard Sherman not DeShaun Watson.

  2. gp Says:

    Bucs Win
    Yeah, the Texans are a little jaded as to what they think players want nowadays.

  3. Bucschamp Says:


  4. Duane Says:

    If he was worth more he would have been picked up before the season starts. Smart move by the front office. Bowles may be able to figure out how to use what Sherman has left in his tank. How can the young guys in the secondary not benefit from just being around him? Also doesnt hurt to have a guy like that come playoff time. Maybe Playoff Richie will be a thing this season.

  5. Alanbucsfan Says:

    MaybeSherman’s looking to upgrade his reputation with a possible Broadcast career in future

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    I hope this Sherman signing turns out to be as great a deal as the AB signing was last year. Even if he can play at an average NFL CB level it is a solid deal for us…

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    If Sherman retained 3 fourths of the abilities he use to have, we got a straight up Bargain. I think at 50% he is better than anybody we got in our secondary. So we might have pulled off a steal of a deal.

  8. Tackleblockwin Says:

    When I viewed his contract numbers a day or so ago I thought the same thing, Joe. I’m happy we are not rushing him into the lineup. Let him learn for a week or two and get his mind right. He also needs to adjust to the weather. He is still elite at annoying receivers at the line of scrimmage. No question he has lost a step, but his football smarts are never going to diminish.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is barely above practice squad numbers & UPS driver salaries……

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Lets hope that being paid peanuts doesn’t translate to his abilities on the field.

    Meaning he’s not as good as he used to be and it shows, so you get what you pay for.

    Go Bucs!!!

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Well he’s not as good as he used to be. We already know that.

    But hopefully he’s got enough left to be better than dee Delaney lol.

    And as I’ve said before, if nothing else, he has more knowledge of the game than any other DB in the room, so that has to be beneficial for the other guys in there. Plus he can probably help with communication.

  12. DungyDance Says:

    I sure hope our plan isn’t going to be sticking him into that b.s zone crap, 15 yards off the receiver. Cardboard cutouts could be just as effective in those schemes, you don’t need anyone special for that.