Niners cornerback Richard Sherman was to get a $1 million bonus for playing in 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps in 2019. He played in 87 percent. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

All Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is big on loyalty, so he’ll probably appreciate the recent gesture by the San Francisco 49ers.

Sherman would have been due a $1 million bonus for a 90 percent playing time incentive in 2019, but he fell just short of the required threshold. 

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the 49ers opted to pay it anyway.

Sherman fell just short of the incentive for snaps. He played in 896 of the Niners' 1,029 regular-season defensive snaps, which is 87 percent.

Sherman, 31, negotiated his own contract and was very proud of that. It seems he’s done well for himself. 

It also appears he’s with an organization that values his contributions and leadership and is happy to show it. As long as the 49ers keep doing stuff like this, Sherman will probably be quite happy with the organization.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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