Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has revealed he is representing himself as his own agent heading into the final year of his current contract.
“I’m sure we’ll have some communication,” Sherman told reporters Thursday night. “I’m representing myself. The whole agent thing is really overrated at this point. So any conversations we have, we’ll do that, but the cap situation is already kind of weird, so we’ll see what happens.”
Sherman was previously represented by Ben Dogra. Dogra had his license revoked by the NFL Players Association in 2016 but was reinstated in 2017.
“It was just, I don’t need an agent at this point,” Sherman continued. “My resume kind of is what it is . . . and if that’s not enough, then I don’t know what’s going to be enough.”
Sherman, who was a presenter at Thursday’s MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards, feels confident he will be back with the Seahawks in 2018.
The star cornerback is owed $13.2 million dollars next season. That, combined with his season-ending Achilles injury and the numerous trade rumors surrounding him last offseason, certainly put his future with the Seahawks in doubt.
However, it sounds like Sherman is expecting to be back with the only team he has ever known in the NFL. While the Legion of Boom may look a little different next season, Sherman hopes to remain a part of Seattle’s legendary secondary for at least another season.