On Wednesday morning, minutes before the Seahawks were scheduled to hold an unspecified press conference at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Sherman announced on his website he had agreed to a new deal with the club that he later confirmed would keep him in Seattle through 2018, stating, "There is no other city or team that I would want to play football for."
And with that, any speculation there was surrounding the announced presser at Seahawks headquarters quickly subsided.
"I guess this is how it feels to be a first-rounder for one time."
The 2011 fifth-round draft pick Sherman went on to thank Schneider, Carroll, Seahawks owner Paul Allen, his family, the 12s, and nearly every single one of his Seahawks teammates and coaches who have been a part of his journey.
The deal was one Schneider and his staff had been working toward this offseason, rounding out a group of contract extensions that also included deals for coach Carroll, free safety
“Sometimes I’ll take hiatuses from social media," Sherman said. "That will keep you sane a little bit for a short amount of time.”
So will Sherman, whose Facebook page has more than 1 million "Likes" and whose Twitter and Instagram accounts boast more than than 1.5 million followers combined, take a hiatus from social media on this historic day?
“Nah, I’ll read the comments today," he said. "If I’m going to read them on the day after the NFC Championship game, then I’ve got to read them today.”
Below, check out some of the social media reaction to cornerback Richard Sherman's four-year contract extension with the Seahawks
Words can't describe how happy I am for my brother @RSherman_25 God is soo good!—
Doug BaldwinJr (@DougBaldwinJr) May 7, 2014
Congrats to you @RSherman_25 Well deserved to a guy who works so hard day in and day out!— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 7, 2014
Man super happy for my boy @RSherman_25 !! Seen him work for it since we were 14! Congrats bro!!—
Jeron Johnson(@Jus_Showoff) May 7, 2014
Congrats to the other big bro!! @RSherman_25 on the new deal!—
Bobby Wagner(@Bwagz54) May 7, 2014
Congrats my brother u deserve it @RSherman_25—
Bruce Irvin(@BIrvin_WVU11) May 7, 2014
When you're the best corner in the league, you get paid like one. Congrats @RSherman_25 well deserved bro!—
Jermaine Kearse(@chopchop_15) May 7, 2014
So happy for @RSherman_25... Truly the best and well deserved!—
Bryan Walters(@bwalt19) May 7, 2014
That Boy Sherm Done Made it—
Benson Mayowa(@Benny_b0y10) May 7, 2014
congrats to @RSherman_25 !! Mann the LOB is gettin paid! Happy for ya bro—
Clint Gresham(@Gresh49) May 7, 2014
Started from the bottom ... Congratulations bro @RSherman_25—
Caylin Hauptmann(@CaylinHauptmann) May 7, 2014
Can i be like you @RSherman_25 lol congrats big homie!—
Michael Bowie(@73likebo) May 7, 2014
Players From Around The League React
Congrats @RSherman_25 I'm all about guys getting paid. You said you the best, they paid you like you the best. That's all that matters. $$$— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) May 7, 2014
More Reaction To Richard Sherman's Extension
Congratulations to our columnist @RSherman_25 on his new contract with the Seahawks!— The MMQB (@theMMQB) May 7, 2014
Congrats to you @RSherman_25 Proud of you and happy for you!— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) May 7, 2014