Earlier this week Michael Lombardi of The Ringer made it known that "the Seahawks could entertain the idea of moving Richard Sherman." While the star cornerback has been a linchpin for the Seahawks in recent years it appears they may be willing to part ways with the brazen defensive back out of Stanford. I'm here to tell you the Jaguars should absolutely NOT pursue Richard Sherman.
Yes, Richard Sherman has been one of the very best cornerbacks in football for the last half decade. Yes, he has 30 interceptions since 2011. Yes, he's won a Super Bowl and been inches away from winning a second. Yes, he is a spiritual and vocal leader on the field. Yes, he's one of the top three players at his position in all of football.
No, the Jaguars should not pursue Richard Sherman.
There are a few reasons the Jaguars should unequivocally not chase the 28 year old cornerback from Seattle.
1. The Seahawks asking price is sure to be very high for arguably the best cornerback in football, who still happens to be in his prime. The Jaguars should not attempt to trade for Sherman, or any other player (save a franchise QB) in the NFL whose asking price would likely be a first round pick and then some.
2. Jalen Ramsey
3. AJ Bouye
4. Ram-Bo: Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye combine to make one of the best and youngest duo of starting outside cornerbacks in football. Having spent the number five overall pick in 2016 on Jalen Ramsey, who appears to be a flat out super star and having spent $26 million in guaranteed money on AJ Bouye this offseason, the Jaguars are in no position to acquire another starting outside cornerback. Some might argue that you could put one of these guys in the slot, but that would be greatly diminishing their skill sets and would push Aaron Colvin, who many believe is an excellent nickel cornerback, out of the picture.
5. The Jaguars have already allocated a lot of resources on older players this offseason with the signings of Barry Church, Calais Campbell, and the trade for Branden Albert. Richard Sherman will turn 29 in March. The Jaguars have acquired all the veteran leadership they need on the defensive side of the ball.
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