The news broke this morning on the future Hall of Fame cornerback’s official podcast that he is signing with the Bucs and put out a tweet that featured the podcast with the simple caption “I’m back.”
So far in 2021, secondary of the Buccaneers has been battered, bruised, and downright bad. It doesn’t help that the pass-rush has been virtually non-existent, but that’s another story. Sherman will provide a spark in that room, and provide some veteran leadership, which the Bucs certainly aren’t short on.
It’s worth noting that Sherman had some alleged off-the-field issues over the offseason, and a bit of what seemed to be a breakdown, but as of now all seems to be right, and the Buccaneers pulled the trigger.
Sherman will join the team just in time for a showdown with the Patriots, the very team that defeated formerly his Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in heartbreaking fashion, turning his look off devastation into a meme after the deciding play.
Sherman had other suitors, but after it was reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that he was coming to Tampa Bay for a workout, his eventual signing seemed like a forgone conclusion. Twitter and the internet as a whole was practically begging for it during the Bucs’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Besides, the team’s roster already resembles the 2014 All-Pro team as it is, so Sherm the Worm fits right in.
The Buccaneers secondary, and defense as a whole, needed shot in the arm, and the signing of Sherman is just what the doctor ordered. Despite his age, his play hasn’t declined to the point that most would expect, most likely due to his expertise being that of a zone corner. Time will tell how this pays off, but for now, it’s worth celebrating.