Richard Sherman Fires Back At Joe Thomas For Ripping His 49ers Contract (TWEETS)
Once Richard Sherman was released from the Seattle Seahawks, he wasted no time talking to the San Francisco 49ers and signing a three-year, $39 million contract with them.
As time moved on, more details started to emerge about that contract and it showed that Sherman is highly unlikely to make anywhere near that $39 million.
Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas responded to a post about his contract. He ripped Sherman for his ego and the fact that he acted as his own agent to get this type of deal.
You really feel bad for Richard Sherman, but this is clearly a case of ego getting in the way of his pocket book. He got absolutely crushed on this contract while working as his own agent… https://t.co/TrVBQxuReG
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) March 12, 2018
Sherman saw the comment and fired back at Thomas:
It’s actually a case of believing in who I am as a player while also coming of a major injury. But I appreciate ya input — Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 12, 2018
The article Joe Thomas responded to was by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, and it noted that the contract Sherman signed was incentive-laden and has no guarantees beyond 2018.
“Sherman received a $3 million signing bonus. In 2018, he’ll receive $2 million for passing a physical on the first day of training camp, a $2 million base salary, $2 million in per-game roster bonuses ($125,000 per game active), a $1 million incentive for playing 90 percent of snaps, a $1 million Pro Bowl incentive, and a $2 million incentive for making All Pro.”