Since 2011, no one has picked off more passes in the NFL than Richard Sherman (30). And now, it appears the talented -- if occasionally controversial -- cornerback could potentially be had via trade, with Seattle coach Pete Carroll recently acknowledging that the Seahawks have discussed Sherman with other teams.
The price obviously would have to be right for Seattle to move the three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler, even in light of Sherman's relatively bumpy 2016. And it's noteworthy that Carroll said, "I don't see anything happening at all." Still, if we assume Sherman is indeed on the block, which team should trade for him?
**1) New England:** If the [Patriots](/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE) [trade Malcolm Butler to the Saints](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000796051/article/payton-saints-wont-give-up-no-11-for-malcolm-butler), Sherman would serve as a top-tier replacement. Bill Belichick has shown that he's not afraid to take on big personalities like Sherman if it means helping the team win.
**2) New Orleans:** If, however, New England holds on to Butler, Sherman could be a good fallback option for the [Saints](/teams/neworleanssaints/profile?team=NO). New Orleans and Seattle have done business before, pulling off the [Jimmy Graham](/player/jimmygraham/497236/profile) blockbuster two years ago.
**3) Miami:** Executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum loves bold moves (think of the 2015 signing of Ndamukong Suh), and Miami could use an upgrade at corner.
**4) Indianapolis:** The [Colts](/teams/indianapoliscolts/profile?team=IND) are looking for defensive help and reshaping their roster under new general manager Chris Ballard. Sherman and [Vontae Davis](/player/vontaedavis/79901/profile) would make a nice cornerback pairing.
**5) Philadelphia:** After the [Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) addressed their issues at receiver in free agency with the singings of [Alshon Jeffery](/player/alshonjeffery/2533039/profile) and [Torrey Smith](/player/torreysmith/2495459/profile), the biggest problem area on the roster is cornerback.
I think Atlanta should trade for him. The
Falcons have some young talent in the secondary, but Sherman would be an immediate upgrade.
That includes the
Raiders, though I think they'd be the best match for him. I believe Sherman needs to be with a winner, and he's an upgrade over Oakland cornerback
Sean Smith. Plus, if you're the
Seahawks, you want to trade him out of the NFC. Again, though, I don't see the
Raiders coughing up a first-rounder.