Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman expects to be back with the Seahawks next season and ready to play at the same high level as in the past.

Sherman suffered a torn Achilles tendon last season but says it's healing well, in fact better than doctors anticipated.

The comments came Thursday night following an appearance at the 83rd Annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year banquet.

"I guess I’m more ahead of schedule than they(doctors) thought I was," Sherman told reporters. "It feels great, man," he said. "It feels a lot better than when it happened."

Sherman's future in Seattle was in doubt because of the injury and because he is in the final year of his current contract but when asked whether he doubts whether he'll be back with the Seahawks he said, "Not in my mind." His contract give him at $11 million non-guaranteed base salary this season. Sherman told ESPN he has been serving as his own agent for more than a year.

The Seahawks openly tried to trade him last offseason.

Sherman hopes safety Kam Chancellor can join him on the field. Chancellor suffered a season and possible career-ending neck injury in the same game Sherman tore his tendon.