Richard Sherman writes “It’s About More Than Me.”

February 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated available in Next Issue Thursday, January 27th.

Ever since Richard Sherman’s infamous rant at the 2013 NFC Championship (above), the Seahawks cornerback has made a name for himself as a lover of big plays, a notorious trash-talker, and one of the NFL’s most divisive players.

With the Seahawks’ second straight Superbowl this weekend, Sports Illustrated knew Sherman would jump at the chance to ignite some more controversy. Right? Not totally. In a surprise turn of events, the “best corner in the game” actually took some convincing.

Sherman eventually agreed to star on the Superbowl-week cover and to write the cover story himself—but only on two conditions.


1) The whole “Legion of Boom (the Seahawks starting secondary) had to be included—five major contributors on the cover and the rest of the defensive backfield inside.

2) No Seahawks gear. The guys wanted to take this photoshoot as an opportunity to fully express themselves. Hence, the “trillness.”

So, what can you expect from this self-penned story?

How Sherman feels heading back to the biggest stage in the game, how he depends on his brothers in the Legion of Boom, healthy dissing on NFL management, and a big announcement of his own.

Read the full story in the February 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated, available in your Next Issue app 1/29.

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