Former All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman finds himself still unsigned on the free agent market, but he would be open to joining the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That is, if they would reach out to him.
Joining ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith early this week, Sherman said that he has not heard from the Steelers, but would have to consider signing with the club if they made him an offer.
“They ain’t call. I can’t make them call,” Sherman said. “I’m good with that. I’m not afraid of the AFC North, you know. It’s a good division. I’d like Pittsburgh. It’s cold, I’d have to bring my winter clothes.”
An unapologetic Steelers fan, Smith insisted he would reach out to head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert on Sherman’s behalf to get the two sides connected.
It is no secret that Pittsburgh is in need of help at corner. Beyond veteran Joe Haden, the Steelers are fairly limited and inexperienced following the departure of starter Steven Nelson.
While it is unclear how much Sherman has left in the tank, he clearly has a desire to continue his playing career, and would likely accept command a lower price with limited competition for his services and the opportunity in Pittsburgh to play for a winner.
A ten-year NFL veteran, Sherman is a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro selection and one-time Super Bowl champion with Seattle.
Regarded as one of the best cover corners of the last decade, Sherman has 484 career total tackles, 115 passes defended and 36 interceptions, three of which he has returned for touchdowns.
Sherman battled a calf injury in 2020 that allowed him to play just five games. He recorded 18 tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception.