With San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis continuing to hold out in hopes of a new contract, it has been Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman who is the latest to chime in on the discussion. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, Sherman spoke via USA Today’s The Huddle.com during a youth football camp in Williamsburg, Virginia and said, “If he believes in what he’s doing, you got to stick to it. You can’t be wishy-washy in this situation. And it sounds like he’s standing his ground.”
Sherman went on to say, “So if you’re going to stand your ground, stand your ground. But if you’re going to cave, cave. You can’t stand your ground half the time and then go . . . because that’s when they get you. That’s when you don’t get that deal you want. So I think he’s doing the way he intended. He’s really valuable to his team, so I’m sure they’ll get together on something.”
Is Sherman simply stirring the pot and causing more trouble to his NFC West rivals or does he truly believe that Davis should hold out? Whatever the case may be Sherman did in fact strike it rich with his recent four-year, $57.4 million deal. A contract that made him the highest paid cornerback in NFL history, Davis may be looking to strike a similar deal as he tries to be the highest paid tight-end.
With training camp set to begin in July, it will be interesting to see if Davis holds out once again, as the 49ers seem to be unwilling to budge on his current deal.