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PFF: Richard Sherman is the best Seahawks player of his generation

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The star cornerback was chosen over many other notable names.

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Pro Football Focus released a list highlighting their top player for each NFL franchise from the last decade on Thursday, which included Richard Sherman as the representative for the Seattle Seahawks. Here's what PFF had to say about the selection:

Richard Sherman is well on his way to being the best cornerback of his generation—and the heir to Darrelle Revis as the league’s best. From the very outset of his rookie campaign, he was shutting receivers down, and over a season, Sherman has never allowed more than 49 percent of passes thrown his way to be caught. He has three seasons to his name of yielding a passer rating lower than 50.0 when targeted.

Sherman is a fine choice, to be sure. As PFF noted, he's arguably been the best cornerback in football from the day he entered the Seattle lineup back in 2011. He has been a consistent and reliable force on his side of the field and is a huge reason why the ferocious Seahawks defense is as feared as it is.

Would you have chosen Sherman had you been in charge of this list? Would you have opted for Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, Marshawn Lynch or any of the other influential Hawks of the past decade?