There has been a lot of Seattle Seahawks rumors that All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson do not get along. Despite both men saying on multiple occasions that things are fine, those rumors don't seem to be going away. Sherman recently spoke to ESPN as the NFL preseason is about to begin and was once again asked about the relationship between him and Wilson as the Seahawks head into the 2017 NFL season.

The original problem between Sherman and Wilson

The alleged problems between Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman began when the Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots.

The score was close at the end of the game with Seattle down by four and holding the ball on the goal line with only 26 seconds left in the game.

Russell Wilson, someone who had proven that he could make plays with his legs was under center and Marshawn Lynch was one of the top power running backs in the entire NFL. Despite this, Russell Wilson dropped back and tried to throw a pass into the center of the field into traffic, one that Malcolm Butler intercepted. New England won and Richard Sherman made it clear he was angry.

Late last season, Richard Sherman exploded at the offensive coordinator in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. When asked about it, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that there was a connection to the Super Bowl loss and the outburst had a lot to do with that ill fated play call from two years before.

Richard Sherman is moving on

It seemed that Richard Sherman had let that moment when the Seattle Seahawks were so close to winning the Super Bowl build up for too long. He and Carroll had a discussion about it after the Rams blow up last season and it sounds like he is ready to move on. The question now is whether he will let bygones be bygones with Russell Wilson.

In the ESPN interview, Sherman said that he and Russell Wilson are professionals and they hand out sometimes. He also said that they get along, as does everyone on the Seattle Seahawks team. Sherman did admit that he is not close to Wilson like he is with Doug Baldwin or Bobby Wagner but that is expected in any work environment.

Richard Sherman even said that he has more respect for Russell Wilson than every before. In 2016, Wilson played through injuries to keep the Seattle Seahawks competing for the playoffs. Wilson responded by saying Sherman was one of his best teammates. The Seattle Seahawks started training camp today.