Richard Sherman signs with the Buccaneers.
The veteran cornerback made the announcement himself on the first episode of his podcast, which he posted on Wednesday morning.
“I left with the best deal I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some duct tape, lead another group,” Sherman said. “I feel comfortable and confident in my ability to go out there, execute and help this team win. “
Sherman said quarterback Tom Brady personally reached out to recruit him, which was a big factor in the selection.
“It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Sherman said. “I weighed all the options with my wife and family and that’s what we found. So I’m ready to put them back on and go out and show those old legs still got juice. “
Speaking in the third person as if he were an NFL analyst, Sherman said there had been “great interest” from the 49ers even though this team has moved on with other running backs. corner, including the signing of Josh Norman a few weeks ago.
Sherman also named the Panthers as an interested team before negotiating for CJ Henderson earlier this week and said the Seahawks had “an early interest”.
The Buccaneers struggled with injury in high school with Sean Murphy-Bunting injured his elbow in week one. Jamel Dean suffered a knee injury that should at least keep him out this week. And Carlton Davis has been on the injury report.
Sherman only played five games for the 49ers last year, missing much of the season with calf strain.
In 139 career games, he recorded 36 interceptions and 115 defended passes.