Sherman: Garoppolo played big part in my 49ers choice

Richard Sherman to leave the Seattle Seahawks signs with the San Francisco 49ers

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Come on. I'm not the one who let me go. Although Sherman will be getting a $3 million signing bonus, he'll have to earn pretty much every penny after that. Sherman will have to prove his health, first, but reports are already alluding that Sherman is a favorite to land a deal with San Francisco. "Lynch and veteran Niners cap man Paraag Marathe on one side, Sherman and his fiancée, Ashley, on the other side".

A lot of players may lack the knowledge necessary to act as their own agents, but at a potential savings of millions of dollars when it comes time to negotiate contracts with teams, they may now find it worthwhile to learn.

Reuters/Robert SorboSeattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman celebrates after intercepting a pass thrown by St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford late in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Seattle, Washington, Dec. 30, 2012.

The MMQB's Peter King illustrated some interesting tidbits about the few hours between Sherman's release, meeting with Shanahan and the eventual contract negotiations.

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"It was work! But we got it done!"

After his release last week, both Sherman and the Seahawks thanked eachother in Tweets. He expects to be physically cleared for training camp.

As PFT also noted "Making the Pro Bowl in 2018 makes the 2019 salary of $8 million guaranteed for injury as of the third day of the league year".

As things stand, the 49ers have a chance to benefit by signing a contract that at best is a bit over market this year.

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No player more than Sherman reflected the white-hot intensity of the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry when they battled for NFC supremacy in 2011-14, when the 49ers were led by Sherman's former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, the 49ers' biggest nemesis for most of the past decade, is reportedly joining the organization he tormented for so long. But Sherman has fond memories of secondary brotherhood in Seattle. "We can put this in the end zone!"

The old memories of Sherman dominating the 49ers may still be engrained in the minds of 49ers fans. Should Hyde not come back, the 49ers would have to replace the 1,288 yards from scrimmage he had in 2017. "We said to him, 'There are some realities here where you're going to have to give.' And he got it". Here are five notable observations from Sherman's introductory call. Afterward, Sherman and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sit at a table provided them on the 49ers logo at midfield and chow on some turkey for the postgame television show.

Sherman at least brings swagger to a 49ers franchise filled with promising but mostly humble and low-key stars.

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Sherman, however, suffered a ruptured Achilles last fall, and whether he'll be able to return to top form is unknown.

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