Cleveland Browns: 3 perfect fits to target in 2021 free agency

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3. Richard Sherman, CB

The first free agent that the Cleveland Browns should be keeping their eye on this offseason is Richard Sherman. He’s likely to be a future Hall of Famer and had a comeback season where he began to look like his old self since he joined the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman would be a bit of a risk to bring onto the team for two major reasons.

The first reason is that while being a very intelligent player with a degree from Stanford, Sherman is a big personality. This would be another big character in a locker room that is already flooded with egos. This is something that made many skeptical when the Browns brought in Odell Beckham Jr. However, it has been obvious Sherman can keep a low profile and stay out of the spotlight when he needs to.

The second reason why Sherman would be a risk is that he suffered a calf injury that kept him sidelined for nine games last season. With Sherman being 31 and coming off of an injury that kept him out for so long, would make it more of a risk to sign him.

However, the reward far outweighs the risk with Sherman as a player. Sherman has been a winner wherever he has gone during his career. He was one of the biggest members of the Legion of Boom with the Seattle Seahawks. Along with this, shortly after joining the San Francisco 49ers, they were in the Super Bowl.

Along with this, Sherman during his prime was arguably the best corner in the league. He would be the perfect mentor for both Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. Although he didn’t play the safety position, Sherman has an elite IQ that would allow him to also mentor young players at the safety position like Grant Delpit.

Pro Football Focus predicts that Sherman will receive a two-year $28 million deal with the Bills. However, the Browns would be able to offer Sherman the same amount if not more money, along with a bigger role on the defense.