Richard Sherman shook the sports world when he went off-script after the Seattle Seahawks win in the NFC Championship. Now it's looking like that epic rant has possibly helped his career way more than it hurt. On Jan. 20, Fox Sports reported that Sherman's tirade made him so popular that many advertisers have their eye on him.
Sherman was already well known in the world of football and had advertising deals with Nike and Beats by Dre among others. Now his value is skyrocketing and everybody wants a piece of the action.
Even the WWE would like to get a piece of Richard Sherman after what they dubbed a "Rick Flair style" rant during his infamous interview with Erin Andrews. Diamond Dallas Page even said that Sherman and Crabtree should settle their differences in the upcoming Wrestlemania event in April. It is unclear if something like that would be allowed by NFL rules but the thought sure is great.
The WWE is not the only entity interested in Richard Sherman now. Corporate America wants him. He is advertising gold. Those who loved him before only love him more now and those who didn't know who he was certainly do. He may be drawing huge amounts of criticism but you can't criticize someone that you don't know.
Since the epic rant, Richard Sherman's Twitter following has increased by approximated 300,000 followers. That is more than double what he had before. He has also increased numbers on his Facebook fan page and his personal blog.
Sherman has been a force since entering the NFL. He is getting ready to play out the last year of his rookie contract and will certainly be in position to demand much more than the estimated $600,000 annually that he is drawing now. Additionally, his endorsements will certainly increase following this huge exposure and also due to his enormous personality.