Seahawks want good player, high draft pick for Richard Sherman, per report

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Would the Houston Texans try and trade for Richard Sherman?

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider was very blunt and honest on Wednesday when asked about the Richard Sherman trade rumors.

From the Seattle Times:

"“What you’ve seen lately in the news is real,” Schneider said during an interview on the Brock and Salk Show Wednesday. “That’s on both sides.’’"

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Seahawks are willing to trade Sherman as long as they receive a good player as well as a high draft pick in return.

"The Seahawks have let it be known they would consider trading Sherman, but only for “a very good player plus a high draft pick,” according to an NFL source."

It certainly looks like the Seahawks wouldn’t mind getting rid of Sherman.

From ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler:

"While available to field calls on cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks also have initiated trade talks during the process, according to an NFL source."

With Sherman being 29 years-old and likely to hit a decline between the next 1-3 years, giving up a good player as well as a high draft pick for him doesn’t make sense for any team.

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I wouldn’t expect the Houston Texans to show any interest in Sherman.

The Texans need their draft picks as they try to repair their offensive line and search for a franchise quarterback.

I’m sure many people wouldn’t mind giving up J.J. Watt for Sherman with his recent injury problems. But I don’t see any value in making that move.

The Texans are fine at the cornerback position even after losing A.J. Bouye in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Houston can draft another cornerback this year and they already have Kevin Johnson.

Ultimately, I would be surprised if any NFL team pulled off a trade for Sherman given Seattle’s demands and his age.