Packers: Richard Sherman could help fix need at cornerback

Richard Sherman (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Richard Sherman (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /

Richard Sherman has been a great rival for the Green Bay Packers over the past decade playing for both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

What if Sherman joined the Packers this offseason as he searches for another Super Bowl ring?

The five-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler has been among the best cornerbacks in the NFL in recent years and he still has plenty to offer. The Packers need some immediate help at cornerback with Kevin King and Josh Jackson both free agents, and Sherman could be the answer.

Sherman turns 33 next month and only played in five games this year due to injury. But he’s only a season removed from his last Pro Bowl appearance. He was also named a second-team All-Pro in 2019.

Sherman would add experience to a young secondary and he still has plenty of talent. According to Pro Football Focus, Sherman has allowed a passer rating of 51.7 since 2019, second-lowest in the NFL.

Jaire Alexander was named a second-team All-Pro after an excellent 2020 season. The Packers have lacked consistency at the other cornerback positions. By pairing Alexander with Sherman on the outside, Joe Barry’s defense would have one of the best CB duos in football.

The Packers need a short-term fix at cornerback.

Drafting a corner early isn’t a bad idea, but it might take two or three years for an early-round pick to develop. Alexander had a good rookie season in 2018 but didn’t reach his consistent, All-Pro level of play until his third year in the league.

It’s a must for the Packers to draft a cornerback or two. For short-term depth while also potentially landing a future starter. It’s never a bad idea to add talent at the position given its importance.

But to help get a short-term fix, why not bring in a player with the talent and experience of Sherman? Almost 33 and coming off an injury-hit season, it’s possible the Packers could offer a two-year deal that they can make work despite having limited salary cap space.

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