Seahawks GM on Richard Sherman trade talk fallout: ‘Time heals all wounds’
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider on Monday seemed to summarily dismiss the possibility of the team ultimately trading Richard Sherman.
If that indeed ends up being the case and Sherman remains with the team next season, there arguably is the potential all the trade talk drama could cause some bitterness on Sherman’s behalf.
Schneider, however, contended that “time heals all wounds,” even with some acrimonious history between the parties also serving as a backdrop.
Schneider, in his annual pre-draft press conference Monday, stated the Seahawks “right now we’ve kind of moved past” the prospect of trading Sherman. He added that neither the team nor Sherman are “super urgent” about making a deal, either.
The Seahawks have been remarkably open and public about a potential deal since rumors arose last month. Schneider was asked why.
“We didn’t really feel like there was anything to hide,” Schneider said, via SeattlePI.com’s Stephen Cohen. “People say, ‘Well, why do you have your business out the open?’ It was basically out there. People had been talking about it, and there were rumors about it.”
The Seahawks’ deadline to deal Sherman has been stated as the 2017 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday. Schneider seemed to indicate it’s unlikely any deal will get done.
However, teams tend to panic when the draft fails to go the desired way, so Schneider admitted a trade could still get done, although the Seahawks’ reported asking price of a 2017 first-round pick plus another high-to-mid rounder is pretty high.
“If somebody calls and goes crazy with something, then we’ll discuss it again,” Schneider noted.
Schneider also pointed out that Sherman is among the best players at his position, so a team will have to pay big to pry him away.
“The guy’s one of the top cornerbacks of the league,” Schneider said. “You don’t just like give him way, you know?”
It merits noting that Sherman, after skipping last week’s workouts, reported to the team’s facilities to take part Monday.
[Pro Football Talk]