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SportSherman thinks 49ers have a great quarterback, just need him healthy

18:55  07 december  2018
18:55  07 december  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

49ers' Richard Sherman takes shots at QB Russell Wilson before showdown with Seahawks

49ers' Richard Sherman takes shots at QB Russell Wilson before showdown with Seahawks Before returning to Seattle for the first time since he was cut, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman had choice words about QB Russell Wilson's ability.

Richard Sherman needed time to think . You know the ending now. Sherman got the heavily incentivized deal, both sides recognizing that Now, I think , that changes. I think the Seahawks have a couple of nucleus players on both sides of the ball. Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin on offense.

New 49 ers cornerback Richard Sherman says getting to face the Seahawks twice per season played a role in his free-agent decision, telling The MMQB on The 49 ers and Sherman agreed to a three-year contract that was officially announced by the team Sunday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed

Sherman thinks 49ers have a great quarterback, just need him healthy© Getty Images

Richard Sherman‘s first year in San Francisco hasn’t gone according to plan, with the 49ers already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. But Sherman believes the problems in San Francisco can easily be solved as long as the team is healthy next year.

Sherman said on PFT Live that with injuries at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, the 49ers just haven’t been able to put their best foot forward. And Sherman still has confidence that Jimmy Garoppolo is the franchise quarterback San Francisco needs.

“It’s been more difficult with the injuries we’ve had,” Sherman said. “Everybody knows how difficult it is to win without an elite quarterback in this league, or at least the guy you start the year with. We had a great quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, and obviously C.J. Beathard came in there and played admirably, but we’ve just had a lot of injuries. . . . Nick Mullens is in there playing great football but he’s our third quarterback.”

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The former Seahawks cornerback had a rough day at training camp.

The 49 ers used the threat of a ticking clock, and Sherman fell for it without any sort of countermeasure. The 49 ers also made Sherman believe he got a concession on something that is standard across the league. “We had a clause in a bunch of our contracts saying players got an incentive for making the

Sherman said he hopes that the 49ers have “our best 22 guys out there, offense and defense” next year, and if so he sees them as contenders in 2019.

“I definitely hope to stay here and grow with this team,” Sherman said. “I’m as disappointed as the fans and everybody else with how the season has gone this year but sometimes you have to go through these growing pains and this adversity to get to where you need to go.”

This is the 49ers’ fifth straight year missing the playoffs. Perhaps Sherman and a healthy Garoppolo can help them change that next year.

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