Pete Carroll: Likelihood of Sherman trade 'zero percent'

This offseason, the Seahawks have been willing to entertain offers to trade cornerback Richard Sherman.

Per USA Today's Liz Mathews, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed trade discussions involving Sherman have stopped now that the draft is over, going so far as to call the likelihood of a deal "zero percent".

When asked if trade talks were over, Carroll told the station "yes" and that he doesn't think anyone can make a "worthwhile" offer. Carroll, in fact, said the chances of a trade are "zero percent".

Carroll reiterated what he and general manager John Schneider have said during this Sherman-trade drama the last couple months. But now that the draft has passed and other teams no longer have any current picks to offer, it seems as if the five-time Pro Bowler isn't going anywhere.

"We had extensive meetings with this guy to figure him out, Carroll said". There was very open conversation about that. "There are always opportunities to trade and we would say that everybody is untouchable but we always have to listen to the opportunities". Sherman, who had some sideline blowups last season, apparently was the subject of some trade talks. We've got to listen.

"He wants to really recapture the intensity that he's always brought, and he feels like he can do that", Carroll said. Teams don't want to give up stuff. They don't want to trade at times like this, and it's really hard to navigate through a trade with experienced players during draft time. "He adjusted some two or three years ago". That may worry you guys. "It just doesn't happen very often".

Sherman, 29, has never missed a game since entering the league in 2011. I love that thought.

"Also there's time to make good decisions and good choices in regards to supporting his teammates and his team and all that".

Some junior members have come and gone, such as Byron Maxwell, but the core of the group has been the central nervous system of a Seahawks team that was one play away from winning back-to-back Super Bowls. That said, both Thomas and Kam Chancellor (ankle surgeries) should be ready for the start of the season. May.

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