Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman have gone from teammates to rivals in the NFC West. After the Seahawks topped the 49ers in overtime, Wilson and Sherman exchanged jerseys at midfield. It may seem like an insignificant move, but the two have a bit of history since the Seahawks released the cornerback.
Last season, Richard Sherman took several shots at the franchise, most notably Russell Wilson, by bringing up a five-interception game and noting the two had no relationship other than previously being teammates. During a 2018 press conference, Sherman was asked about Wilson’s strengths, and he brought up a particular poor outing.
“Yeah, I’ve also seen him throw five picks in a game,” Sherman noted to The Mercury News. “So you’ve seen what he’s capable of on both side of it. You understand that he can be defended, so you go out there and give your team your best shot.”
Sherman went on to say the two did not have a relationship.
“I don’t really have a relationship with Russell,” Sherman noted in 2018, per The Mercury News. “We were teammates and played during a very special time for the franchise.”
One year later, Sherman did not make waves leading up to the Seahawks-49ers Monday Night Football game. The former Legion of Boom member instead chose to compliment Pete Carroll and his former teammates prior to the marquee matchup