Once again, the New Orleans Saints have been linked to veteran cornerback Richard Sherman. This has been a connection that Saints fans have heard about all offseason and it continues now in Bleacher Report’s latest article about the best remaining free agents. Sherman made the list and Brad Gagnon, the author of the piece, put the Saints as a ‘logical landing spot’.
"A calf injury limited Richard Sherman significantly in 2020, but the three-time first-team All-Pro still allowed just 6.9 yards per target in limited action. He’s no longer in his prime at 33, but he was a Pro Bowler in his last full season (2019), and his talent and experience still make him a starting-caliber outside corner.Yet he remains unemployed, ostensibly by choice."
Saints fans are growing tired of this narrative, especially since it’s been pushed on them since the offseason officially began in March.
The cries for the team to sign Sherman grew even louder when New Orleans passed on taking a cornerback until the third round. They got a decent one — at least we hope so — in Stanford rookie Paulson Adebo, but adding another former Stanford corner in Sherman would be a great move by the Saints.
Richard Sherman has been tied to the NOLA Saints once again.
Recently, Sherman spoke about what team he’d ultimately like to play for in 2021. He mentioned in that interview that he’d like to be on a contending team and who knows if he thinks the Saints fall into that category or not. Their Hall of Fame quarterback rode off into the sunset this offseason but the team still has its fair share of talent. Sherman would likely fit in quite well with this group.
The Saints need to add a veteran cornerback and Sherman is the best available at this point. He might have only played in five games last year but the year before he was the leader on that nasty 49ers defense that made it all the way to the Super Bowl.
Saints fans are at the point where they’re starting to block out anything linking Sherman to New Orleans but Gagnon is yet another person who thinks the two would make a perfect fit.