He has been at the summit after winning a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Stanford alumnus also has five All-Pro and five Pro Bowl selections.
He is also a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team and led the league in interceptions once.
Unfortunately, the ending of the Week 5 Thursday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts brought out old wounds.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) October 7, 2022
Sherman tweeted this reaction in response to what became the Broncos’ final play in overtime.
Denver needed a few yards to reach Indianapolis’ end zone, and a run play by Melvin Gordon could have given them the game-winning touchdown.
Quarterback Russell Wilson was not able to find a wide-open K.J. Hamler who could have walked in for the score.
Sherman was a part of Thursday Night Football’s postgame show, and he could not hide his frustration with Denver’s decision.
He said, “On the final play, you gotta run the ball. Like, one yard. You need one yard. Run the ball. RUN THE BALL!”
A Painful Memory For Sherman
That situation brought back the disappointing ending of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
They needed one yard to score what could have been the game-winning touchdown, and a handoff to Marshawn Lynch may have given them a second consecutive Super Bowl.
Instead, Malcolm Butler intercepted Wilson’s pass to preserve the victory for New England.
Despite all the success Sherman had in his football and post-football endeavors, that controversial play still stings and Denver’s Week 5 performance proved as the trigger.