Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman may try out wide receiver for the first time since he played college football at Stanford.
The Seattle Seahawks have noticeably struggled with their passing offense this season as it is ranked 30th in the NFL. Losing wide receiver Golden Tate in free agency has turned out to be a big loss, and trading Percy Harvin has taken out a key piece of their offense as well.
Having Doug Baldwin as the best receiver to throw to does not help matters for quarterback Russell Wilson, and the Seahawks are realizing this vacancy.
Cornerback Richard Sherman has become well-known as one of the top players at his position, but the Seahawks may opt to use him on offense. He has experience taking snaps at wide receiver from his days at Stanford.
Sherman himself is interested in experimenting at wide receiver, according to head coach Pete Carroll. “He’s been very clear in that intent for a long time around here. It’s always been a conversation that we’ve had, and if I need him I’m going to him and he knows that,” Carroll said to 710 ESPN Seattle.
It would be interesting to see Sherman match up against Arizona Cardinals cornerback considering they are two of the best cornerbacks in the game, and they trash talked each other on Twitter in the offseason.