Richard Sherman Says 49ers 'Good With What We Have,' Don't Need to Make Trades

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IISeptember 19, 2019

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Richard Sherman #25 of the San Francisco 49ers is seen during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Richard Sherman doesn't think the grass is greener outside of San Francisco. 

"I think we're good with what we have," the 49ers cornerback said Thursday, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, in reference to whether San Francisco should seek trades. "We leave that to the front office. I don't make those decisions. But, obviously, they felt comfortable with what we had going into the season. That's why they cut the guys they cut and kept the guys they kept."

Sherman's comments came after Maiocco reported the 49ers are "not in" on pursuing a trade for Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey. 

The 31-year-old Pro Bowler noted that the team feels "really confident in our guys at every position" despite the "unfortunate" injury to six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, who suffered a broken fibula in his left leg during the Niners' 41-17 Week 2 win over Cincinnati

Injury completely derailed San Francisco last season. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 and missed the rest of his first season with the team. That came after running back Jerick McKinnon tore his ACL prior to the regular season, and the 27-year-old has yet to play a snap for San Francisco since signing with the team in March 2018.

Overall, per the team's official website, 13 players were set to return from injured reserve entering this season. And while Sherman doesn't think the Niners need to make any changes now, they did trade a 2020 second-round pick to Kansas City in order to acquire defensive end Dee Ford and draft defensive end Nick Bosa with the second overall pick this offseason.

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It's perhaps because of how active the 49ers have been during the past two offseasons that they don't need to make splashy moves right now, especially given that 2019 will be the organization's first chance to truly evaluate the retooled roster due to an injury-riddled 2018.

So far, it has resulted in a solid 2-0 start. 

San Francisco will play its home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.