Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman signed a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason that he negotiated himself without an agent, and he was roasted by analysts for screwing himself out of millions. Even though his incentive-laden deal could result in a maximum value of $39 million over that span, many critics jumped down his throat for agreeing to a deal that included just $3 million in guaranteed money.
Sherman signed the deal just before turning 31 and he was clearly betting on himself to continue to play at an elite level. he did exactly that and now he is cashing in.
Sherman triggered a $1 million incentive for being voted into the Pro Bowl in December, and on Friday, he received another $2 million for earning All-Pro second team honors.
He wanted to make sure his haters knew all about it as he took to Twitter and asked his followers to dig up all the old takes about his contract from analysts.
He finished the 2019 regular season with 61 tackles, 11 pass deflections, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown.