No. 1: Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers
Sherman seemed to hint recently that his 49ers tenure has ended, despite the fact he revitalized his career in Robert Saleh’s defense. Even if he’s not the player he was in Seattle, Sherman is still a quality starting cornerback in this league, and Indianapolis could tempt him with the promise of playing on a championship contender.
While Sherman was limited to just five games last year due to injury, he was an integral part of a 49ers defense that made it to the Super Bowl in 2019. He could have a similar effect in Indianapolis.
Richard Sherman is a perfect veteran corner for the Colts
Most of Indianapolis’ cornerbacks are young guys that are more high-variance than a grizzled vet like Sherman. Not only could Sherman be an instant upgrade on the field, but his ability to coach and mentor could be invaluable.
Sherman can afford to be a bit picky about his next destination, as he will likely be eyeing teams that play a good blend of man and zone coverage and have a chance to compete for a championship.
Indianapolis checks a lot of those boxes, and that could help Sherman decide to put on Colts colors this offseason.