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49ers CB Richard Sherman opens up about his eventual retirement

Through his first eight seasons in the league, San Francisco 49ers star cornerback Richard Sherman has established himself as one of the top players in the league at his position.

Sherman is now set to enter the second half of his career as he’s reached his 30s where the conversation has begun to shift toward when he expects to step away from the game. With that in mind, he has outlined that he doesn’t want to play pass the age 35 while being open to changing positions to safety, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.


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“I think 35 is probably my cutoff,” Sherman said. “They’d have a hard time getting me out of the bed at 35 to go play, so I think I’ve got about four or five more [seasons] in me. At some point, everybody makes the transition to safety and if you’re smart enough to play that game and I’ll probably do that in a couple of years or whenever the team needs.”

This would put Sherman to play for five more seasons in the league. He currently has two more years left on his three-year, $39 million deal with the 49ers.


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In response to these comments from Sherman, general manager John Lynch has voiced that he believes the Pro Bowler has a few more effective years left at the cornerback position.

Ultimately, this entire plan of action hinges on Sherman being able to stay healthy while maintaining a high level of play at that point of his career.

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