New Orleans Saints +300
Oakland Raiders +400
Atlanta Falcons +500
Dallas Cowboys +550
Tennessee Titans +600
Seattle Seahawks +800
Jacksonville Jaguars +1200
Green Bay Packers +1600
New England Patriots +3000
There are reasons Richard Sherman joining the Raiders would make sense. The Raiders have modeled their cornerback preferences on bigger corners and Sherman is the standard bearer for it. Raiders DC Ken Norton Jr witnessed it firsthand as the Seahawks linebackers coach for several seasons. And Sherman attended Stanford. So, there’s that.
Where the merger seems like a longshot would be in compensation. It’s hard to imagine the Raiders sending a first round pick plus a starter to any team for practically anyone.
Then again, they have their lowest top pick in the draft (24) in 14 years and who knows who might be of interest in a package trade.
One thought I had was, considering the Seahawks have a need at guard and tackle, Austin Howard perhaps?
Amy Trask had an interesting suggestion as part of any deal.
Unfortunately, even with all this, there’s still the question of what to do with Sean Smith if Sherman came on board. Smith isn’t a slot corner and leaves behind $4.25 million if released.
Anyway, it’s all purely hypotheticals at this point.