By Bryan Bauer
The San Francisco 49ers have enjoyed the time that Richard Sherman has given the 49ers in the last three years. He signed a three-year deal back in 2017. He has changed this secondary into a squad that was very below average , He is a leader for this team but after last year Super Bowl LIV, there where whispers in coaches and more important was what Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch thought of him after the 2021 NFL season .These days there is not a lot of things that get out of that building .Sherman close friends have said different . This will be the last season with the 49ers, even though he wants to play four more years and was hoping to stay with the 49ers.
When you are speculating on what this person says and what we hear from people inside the organzation. Whose word should you count on to what will happen after this year? My answer has always been when the official reporter reports from the public relation department.
The 49ers have quietly kept their eye on CB William Jackson III. He is playing on his fifth year with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was the Bengals 24th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Through the 4-year career with Bengals he has grown into one of the top 15 CB in the NFL.
Twenty eighteen was his best year where he led the league in lowest catch rates allowed for an outside corner back at 34.9 %, also 26.4% snaps per allowed which was number one in the NFL as well that year.
Twenty nineteen was a year that not only did the team struggle, but Jackson played the entire year with a torn labrum. He played through the pain every game because it was always about the team. He will go into next year as a marked man that will demand number one cornerback money and the San Francisco 49ers would be a great fit to replace Richard Sherman.
The San Francisco 49ers would be smart to try to get a jump on this situation and try to acquire Jackson this year before the trading dead line for the playoff push that will certainly be a huge boost to this injured plagued year . https://youtu.be/UXDsx6uu0Vg