General manager John Lynch of the San Francisco 49ers discussed whether the team would consider bringing back cornerback Richard Sherman this season.
Richard Sherman, the former 49ers cornerback, would have been on an NFL club by now if it hadn’t been for the July incident that landed him in court — but it wouldn’t have been in San Francisco.
49ers GM John Lynch discussed Sherman’s present situation as an unrestricted free agent, including how he has carried himself in the months since the event and whether there is an open door in the Bay Area.
According to Cam Inman of The Mercury News, Lynch stated of Sherman’s recent statements about the July incident, “He handled himself really well.” “He had a lapse in judgment and must be held accountable for it; he understands. He has also spent a decade doing good for others and conquering obstacles.”
Lynch, on the other hand, does not believe Sherman has a home on the 49ers, where he has spent the last three years.
He remarked of the team’s current set of corners, “We’re comfortable with where we’re at.” “Who knows, maybe we’ll need [Sherman] later on. Above all, I’m hoping for the best for him and his family. He’ll triumph over this and achieve greatness.”
John Lynch on Richard Sherman’s future in San Francisco
The Sherman debate was revived recently by 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett’s knee injury, which forced him to go on injured reserve. Although Lynch made it obvious that the 49ers don’t have a spot for Sherman right now, the veteran cornerback has other alternatives for his eleventh NFL season.
On Sept. 23, Sherman sat down with TouchdownWire’s Doug Farrar to discuss his current status and future plans. Sherman has met with a number of organizations so far, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the loss of Sean Murphy-Bunting in Week 1. Sherman was said to have met with the Saints, Seahawks, and 49ers early in free agency, though it’s evident that the 49ers are no longer in the running.
Sherman described the incident in July as being “caught on a terrible day” that marked a “crossroads” in his life that was unintentionally exposed to the public.
Sherman told Farrar, “I’m grateful for what transpired.” “It was a terrific eye-opening experience; a good chance for me to find aid and get the help I needed, as well as have some dialogues I couldn’t have before and gain some clarity that I didn’t have.”