Richard Sherman often told anyone who listened that he was the best cornerback in the game. At times, it looked like he may be right, but others questioned whether he was individually that great or just bring propped up by a formidable Seattle Seahawks defense.
After being released by the Seahawks and signing a new deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the 30-year-old Sherman will now have a chance to prove naysayers wrong by performing without the assistance of the vaunted Legion of Boom. In his first game as a 49er, he had the tough task of covering Stefon Diggs, the electric Minnesota Vikings wide receiver most famous for catching the Minneapolis Miracle pass in last year’s playoffs.
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Richard Sherman is now with the #49ers.
Lets watch him play Stefon Diggspic.twitter.com/VYoHdqVVYl
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 9, 2018
Ouch. With a simple move, Diggs managed to make Sherman look awfully foolish. He had him tripping on his own feet!
Diggs didn’t exactly light it up, though. He finished the game with just three receptions (out of six targets) for 43-yards. He did pick up a touchdown pass though, as the Vikings beat the 49ers 24-16.