Richard Sherman’s salary with the Bucs this season: $ 1 million?
Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman was an absent free agent throughout September before drafting a contract with reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week.
There is now information about this agreement.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Friday night that Sherman is expected to earn a salary of $ 1.2 million pro rata, or $ 1 million for the remainder of the campaign. The veteran is guaranteed $ 500,000 of that money, and he can also add up to $ 125,000 in lineup bonuses per game.
“I left with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some good bands on, to lead another group,” the 33-year-old said earlier this week. “I feel comfortable and confident in my ability to go out there, execute and help this team win.”
Interestingly, Sherman said on Wednesday he needed “at least a week of training to really fine tune things, to play at the level that I’m capable of,” and head coach Bruce Arians hinted at then it would only activate the new acquisition in the event of a secondary emergency. On Friday, however, Arians confirmed that Sherman will be active for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, meaning the cornerback can start collecting some of that bonus money.
It is still unclear whether Sherman will face a potential suspension via the NFL’s personal conduct policy regarding his disturbing arrest in July. For now, however, he and his teammates are focused on a trip to Gillette Stadium.