Richard Sherman on Seahawks exit: ‘I didn’t abandon anybody’

New San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman says playing in the NFC West and having the opportunity to face his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, twice per season played a role in his free-agency decision, nike cheap nfl jerseys telling The MMQB on Sunday that “I’m vengeful in that way.”

Sherman acknowledged his feelings after seeing the reaction from Seahawks fans to his signing with one of their rivals.

“I love the fan base to death, nike nfl cheap jerseys and I loved playing there. It was such a great opportunity. I helped the organization get to a great place and stay there,” Sherman told The MMQB. “But now it’s like I abandoned them. People are out there burning my jersey. Come on. I’m not the one who let me go. They let me go. I didn’t abandon anybody.”223

The 49ers and Sherman agreed to a three-year contract that was officially announced by the team Sunday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Sherman told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Saturday that the incentive-laden deal is worth up to $39.15 million.

Sherman told The MMQB that the contract contains guarantees that roll over to the following year if he makes the Pro Bowl.

“I don’t think any agent in the business could have done a better job of negotiating this contract,” Sherman said. “As long as I’m content with what I’m making, nothing else matters to me.

“Once I make a Pro Bowl, $8 million the next year is guaranteed for me. nfl nike jerseys cheap china It gives me the ability to control my destiny. The 49ers have skin in the game. I have skin in the game. In my former contract, no matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year. I couldn’t feel secure in my contract. Now, if I play the way I know I’m capable of playing, I know I’m going to get paid.”

San Francisco hopes Sherman can make a big impact even as he turns nike jerseys nfl cheap 30 later this month and is coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season. Sherman also had a cleanup surgery on his opposite ankle during the offseason.