Sherman: NFL Not Doing Enough To Protect Players

Richard Sherman dropped by Tiki & Tierney for a candid discussion about concussions and the upcoming CBA deal, among other topics

Tiki and Tierney
March 20, 2019 - 6:28 pm
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Richard Sherman dropped by CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming CBA deal, the growing rift between players and agents, and concussions, as March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Is the league doing enough to protect players?

“I don’t necessarily think they’re doing enough,” Sherman said on Tiki & Tierney. “They’re doing enough to appease the public opinion. I think that’s the goal of what they’re trying to do, which you can appreciate. You can appreciate them doing anything at all because they technically don’t have to. It’s a violent sport. It’s a violent game. There’s some inherent risk in it.”

Sherman also discussed the CBA, which expires after the 2020 season.

“There are a number of issues that we’re looking to address about control of our players and about guys being able to get to free agency and to get to a larger payout more quickly,” Sherman said. “Especially through performance-based incentives and performance-based options and causes that allow them to take a four- or five-year contract and turn it into a two- or three-year contract, which changes the leverage from the team to the player in certain situations.”