With Richard Sherman still unsigned this late into free agency, it opens up the possibility he could reunite with his former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on the Dallas Cowboys.
The longer San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman stays on the open market, the more likely he is going to play in a defense he is readily familiar with.
Sherman may totally expect that he will have to wait until after the 2021 NFL Draft to find his new team, but there are a few intriguing potential landing spots for him. One of those spots would be with his former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on the Dallas Cowboys. Though the Las Vegas Raiders are in the mix as well, here is why it could be Dallas for Sherman.
While the Raiders employ another one of his former Seattle defensive coordinators in Gus Bradley, the Silver and Black bringing back safety Karl Joseph after a year with the Cleveland Browns may make things harder to get Sherman to Sin City. Though he could conceivably return to Seattle to play for Pete Carroll again in Ken Norton Jr.’s defense, Dallas could use his championship pedigree.
Dallas Cowboys: Richard Sherman can thrive in Dan Quinn’s Cover 3 base
There are a lot of reasons a place like Dallas could be appealing for an aging star like Sherman. One, every player wants to play for the Cowboys at some point, right? They are “America’s Team” after all. Two, there is no state income tax in Dallas, which could go a long way towards a player who gets taxed out the wazoo playing in his native California. And three, the team needs him.
Dallas has not won a road playoff game since Sherman was in grade school. The Cowboys need all the help they can get defensively. By knowing exactly what Quinn wants to run in this defensive scheme, Sherman can be somewhat of an on-field coach for the Cowboys. This could go a long way towards bringing out the absolute best out of emerging star defensive back Trevon Diggs.
Overall, there should be a handful of suitors wanting to sign Sherman as he is about to enter his age-33 season out of Stanford. Another team to keep an eye on is the New York Jets who could use a leader of Sherman’s caliber to help give his former coordinator in first-year head coach Robert Saleh the best chance at success. For now, Dallas feels like a serious candidate for him.
Look for Sherman to sign with a coach he has played for sometime after the 2021 NFL Draft.