The Seattle Seahawks and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman are hopeful to reach a deal before next month’s NFL Draft that could make Sherman the highest paid player at his position, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Sources tell La Canfora that the contract will be worth more than $13 million per season, surpassing the one year, $12 million deal Darrelle Revis just signed with the New England Patriots.
Sherman, who was a fifth round pick in 2011, is due to make $1.4 million in 2014 – the final season of his current contract.
The NFL Draft is May 8-10.
The Seahawks are also looking to re-sign safety Earl Thomas who is entering the final year of his contract and due to make $4.6 million.
Quarterback Russell Wilson, who is one of the lowest-paid starting quarterbacks in the league and the third-highest paid signal caller on the Seahawks roster at $662,000, has two years left on his rookie deal. Under the collective bargaining agreement, he cannot renegotiate until after the 2014 season.