Jets HC Robert Saleh interested in a Richard Sherman reunion

Sam Neumann
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Richard Sherman always goes out of his way to praise Robert Saleh.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that Sherman’s former defensive coordinator in San Francisco is interested in a reunion with the free agent cornerback, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Sherman doesn’t appear to be in a rush to make a decision anytime soon and, at this point in his career, he would probably rather play for a contender. With that being said, the Jets can’t be discounted for his services when considering the team’s need at the cornerback position and Sherman’s relationship with Saleh.

“He’s a great leader of men. And he’s not stubborn,” Sherman told Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer back in November. “He doesn’t just think he has all the answers. He comes up with a great plan and evolves it with his players.”

While Sherman’s comments were pointed as an endorsement for the then-vacant Lions head coaching position, the sentiment still stands.

Sherman is just one season removed from being a second-team All-Pro. Even though he was limited to only five games this past season, there’s evidence the 33-year-old veteran can still play at a high level under Saleh’s direction.

The Jets have the cap space to make a Sherman deal work, but as Cimini mentions, it could hinge on how the draft shapes up for Gang Green. If nothing else, the Jets have positioned themselves to be a potential suitor for Sherman following the draft.

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