According to another report, the 49ers aren't the only team interested in Sherman.
Sherman has been one of the top players at his position for years, but is about to turn 30 and is coming off an achilles injury which ended his 2017 season.
In seven years with the Seahawks, Sherman made four Pro Bowls, earned two First-Team All-Pro selections and won a Super Bowl. At that point, if the 49ers like what they see, the team "will try to get a contract done" and there's a "real chance" it will happen, according to ESPN. They're the clear-cut favorites after Sherman reportedly had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan Friday night and seem to make all the sense in the world for the ex-Legion of Boom staple.
Seattle plays the 49ers twice every season in the NFC West.
Can you imagine Richard Sherman and Darius Slay as the Detroit Lions starting cornerbacks? His medical file and salary factored prominently into his release from Seattle, which drafted him in the fifth round in 2011. The days of an Achilles tear being an immediate career-ender are long past, but for a cornerback who never had outstanding deep speed-and is less than three weeks from his 30th birthday-it's hard to think he'll be back to top form before the season starts. If the 49ers sign Sherman, it's the strongest sign yet that the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry is back in a big way. Smith, who caught Sherman's tip of a Colin Kaepernick pass for a game-clinching interception in the 2014 NFC title game, is under contract with the 49ers through 2021 after signing with them past year.
"... Would I go to a young secondary that is like we were when we were younger and help them grow and help them advance?"