FNQ wrote:Sherman's still one of the best DBs in the league but the price the Seahawks want is exorbitant.. my question is - why a player as well as a pick? Why is the team that's practically guaranteed to win their division and a playoff spot even entertaining the idea of selling off an elite DB that's under contract for 2 more years?
Its not being reported as much, but I think this is a behind the scenes divorce.. and in front of cameras, you have 2 saavy sides that understand that showing conflict reduces the chances of a trade happening. If Sherman goes out and talks about how much he wants out, he's leaving a great team and that has to lower his trade value, thus lowering the return for the Seahawks and the probability they trade him. If the Seahawks say he's out, they've alienated Sherman and lowered his trade value.
The rumor is Sherm asked for a trade. The team then started to shop him around. No good offers. Therefore, he hasn't been traded.
What's strange is that Pete & the GM haven't avoided the question. Usually those things are shot down, etc. I'm sure the team was taking offers around the start of free agency because Sherm came to them. Still open to the idea. But, the longer this goes on, the less likely any deal takes place.