Seahawks, CB Richard Sherman Nearing Long-Term Contract Extension

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  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Richard Sherman is one step closer to becoming the league's highest-paid cornerback.

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Seattle Seahawks are making headway on a long-term contract extension for the 26-year-old defender, according to a source informed of the situation.

    No terms have been agreed to, but Rapoport was told that completing a deal before May's draft looms as a realistic timeframe. There's a strong possibility that Sherman will wind up as the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, with his annual earnings likely to eclipse the $12 million that Darrelle Revis will bank this year with the New England Patriots.

    Sherman's also a rock-solid bet to surpass Aqib Talib's $26 million guaranteed with the Denver Broncos.

    He's worth every penny. Sherman this past season ranked first among all corners with eight interceptions and topped his peers in opposing passer rating. Before leading Seattle to a dominant Super Bowl win over Peyton Manning and the Broncos, the cover man erased his side of the field against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game.