In a season in which many NFL stars have been lost to injuries,  you can add Richard Sherman’s name to the list.

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Sherman ruptured his Achilles in the Seahawks’ 22-16 win over the Cardinals. He was one of six Seattle starters to leave the game, and he was visibly emotional afterward. Sherman said he knew exactly what was happening.

“It has been bothering me all season,” Sherman said after the game. “It was one of those things you just had to play through as long as you can, then when it goes, it goes.”


Sometimes one win or loss can be the difference between a shot at the postseason or watching the playoffs from home. For Sherman and the Seahawks who are trying to keep pace with the resurgent Rams this season, that was the case.

How will the Seahawks Adjust with the Loss of Sherman ?

How the Seahawks will replace Sherman appears pretty straight forward for now — Jeremy Lane will likely step back into the starting lineup alongside rookie Shaquill Griffin.

Seattle has a deep roster and will adjust without Sherman, but his leadership on the field is what will be missed mostly going forward.