49ers GM joked about Seahawks INT in Super Bowl loss during Richard Sherman negotiations
John Lynch did a solid job of trolling Seahawks fans while signing the former face of their Legion of Boom defense
Theand to add insult to injury for Seattle, the arch-rival 49ers leapt headfirst into free agency and , cornerback Richard Sherman.
Making things even more painful, 49ers GM John Lynch trolled the Seahawks for their painful Super Bowl XLIX loss to the Patriots, a game that featured the Seahawks losing because they decided to throw from the one-yard line instead of running Marshawn Lynch. Malcolm Butler leapt in front of a Russell Wilson pass and the rest is history.
The world has not been kind about letting the Seahawks forget it, and that apparently includes Lynch, who went through the following exchange during negotiations with Sherman, according to Peter King of TheMMQB.com:
"We're on the 1-yard line here!" 49ers GM John Lynch said late Saturday afternoon to the free-agent corner he was recruiting, Richard Sherman. "We can do this! We can put this in the end zone!"
Sherman smiled. "I've been at the 1-yard line before," he said, "and it didn't go so well."
Lynch said: "I promise you, we won't throw it this time."
Incredible. It's not a full-blown troll job, per se, because it's not like Lynch was on the other side of the ball and it's not like he was even with the 49ers at the time. He was still a FOX broadcaster. But he is obviously having some fun with Sherman at the Seahawks' expense.
By all accounts,on the Seattle roster. Everyone was upset about losing an opportunity to win back-to-back Super Bowls, obviously, but reports later circulated about a riff between Sherman and Wilson as a result of the play call. It would later . The .
Clearly things were not perfect in Seattle anyway.
Shermanhe was set to have a huge hold on Seattle's salary cap. It was a necessary move, after exploring free agency.
Instead, he took one visit to San Francisco and, serving as his own agent,. It won't pay Sherman a ton of money, and could even be classified as "team friendly," but if he performs at a high level, it will end up giving him a ton of incentives.
You better believe Sherman is going to be extremely incentivized for at least two of the games on the 49ers schedule.
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