Whether it be during a press conference or on Twitter, Richard Sherman makes sure his voice is heard. The 49ers' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee last season has questions like the rest of us during the coronavirus pandemic, and he is responding to those helping with answers.
Shouldn’t we close mailing services if the COVID 19 can live on surfaces? If a mailman or amazon delivery driver has it then it could be spread to even those who are quarantined through those packages. Am I missing something?— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 23, 2020
Thank you for this clarification https://t.co/uz6ZS04cs0— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 23, 2020
As far as his offseason workout routine goes, shelter in place rules haven't affected the star cornerback quite yet.
Sherman doesn't ramp up his workouts this early in the offseason. The 31-year-old (he turns 32 on March 30) told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer that he's more of a "Peloton guy" right now. Sherman gets his conditioning in on an indoor stationary bike and on the basketball court at this point of the year.
The Seattle training facility that Sherman works out in still is open and everyone there is wearing gloves and cleaning machines after they’re used.
"With my routine, I don’t really ramp until we get closer to the season anyway,” Sherman said to Breer. “I wouldn’t need an offseason program, I think most veterans would tell you that."
Sherman, who was named second-team All-Pro last season, looked at the 2011 NFL lockout, which lasted 132 days from March 11 to July 25, as an example that players can turn to at this moment.
"The lockout year, that was my rookie year, we went straight into the season, and it wasn’t really a concern for us," Sherman explained. "For a lot of us, that stuff’s a waste of time. It’s good for the young guys, but not as much for a guy who’s 10 years into playing in a scheme.”
Sherman recorded three interceptions over 15 regular-season games for the 49ers last season. In the playoffs, he added two more -- one in each of San Francisco's first two games.
He is entering the final season of his three-year contract with the 49ers.