The Legion of Boom Era in Seattle is officially over – the Seattle Seahawks officially split up their once-legendary defense after parting ways with Pro Bowler Michael Bennett, and now, Richard Sherman.
After seven seasons with the team, the Seahawks are releasing their star cornerback Richard Sherman on Friday, according to ESPN. The four-time All-Pro will be playing for a new team for the first time in his career.
The Michael Bennett trade to the Eagles helped create the domino effect that led to Sherman, completely putting an end to the Legion of Boom Era. Changes are in foot for the Seattle Seahawks, releasing Sherman opens up $11 million in salary-cap space.
Coach Pete Caroll is starting to make a transition for the team, and trying to make the statement – defense is no longer their sole identity.
Sherman, 29, is recovering from an Achilles injury – but is still very well in the prime of his career. Though his numbers have declined the past few seasons, Sherman leads the league with 32 interceptions and 99 passes defended since 2011.
Who will pick up the Pro Bowl cornerback, and where would be the best fit?