The NFC West spun off its axis last week, with the Seahawks throwing in the towel, the Rams gearing up to defend against Jimmy Garoppolo, and the 49ers signing Richard (formerly Dickhead) Sherman, perhaps the most hated rival of the past seven years.
The Sherman signing is the sort of thumb-in-your-eye move Seattle has routinely applied to the Niners in the past. In that regard, signing him makes sense from a wound-your-enemy sort of view. Plus, sooner or later, the Niners will have the satisfaction of cutting him. If he can still play, good. If not, dumping him will be fun.
As for Seattle, unless they have a bunch of backup players who are excellent but unheard of, it appears they have decided they no longer have a team that can compete for a Super Bowl or even a division title, so they are discarding everything and starting over.
I doubt 49er fans will have much trouble getting a bang out of thumping their asses twice a year for the foreseeable future, but Seattle fans are probably asking themselves, “WTF? How did we suddenly become the 2015 49ers?”
We’ve now seen more activity in the two weeks leading up to Free Agency than we normally do when FA actually starts. Something is happening here, but we don’t know what it is, do we, Mr. Jones?
FA kicks off this Wednesday, March 14th. Time to load up on the popcorn and watch the 2018 NFL year roar into action.