Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman -- who believes he's the best cornerback in the league -- became eligible for a new contract Dec. 29. For now, ProFootballTalk is reporting, there has been no discussion between Sherman and the team about a contract extension.
After his team won its first Super Bowl in franchise history, it's expected that Sherman will ask the Seahawks to work out a new agreement. Negotiations for a new contract are expected to take place in the spring,
Sherman, a fifth-round pick in 2011, has one year left on his rookie contract and is slated to make $1.389 million in 2014. The Seahawks will also likely have to consider working out a new agreement for their Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011.