Following another dismal defensive performance this past weekend, the Seattle Sounders have enquired about trading for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Seattle, who’ve been dealing with injuries along their backline, are in desperate need of some defensive stability. The enquiry comes after the Sounders have given up eight goals over their past three matches and have one lone point to show for it.

Sherman, who many believe has kicked a soccer ball once in his life, is a stalwart member of the Seahawks’s Legion of Boom defense. Nonetheless, general manager John Schneider confirmed earlier this offseason that the team would be willing to listen to offers for Sherman.

“We’ve seen him go up against the best offenses in the NFL the past few seasons and lock them down,” stated Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey. “Given our team’s sudden decline in form, we’re looking at multiple options on the table. Sherman is one of them. We know he’d come with a hefty price tag attached. However, given how smoothly Chad Johnson transitioned into Kansas City’s lineup a few years ago, we’re also thinking Sherman might have the same skill set.”

It remains to be seen if the Seattle Sounders are looking for a full-time deal or if they’re looking to sign Sherman on loan until the Seahawks preseason starts. Regardless, Lagerwey reiterated the team is capable of paying for Sherman’s price tag if they come to that conclusion. 

“We’ve built up a lot of TAM. We’ve got an open DP slot. We think we might be able to sign him to a Generation Adidas contract. We recently acquired some allocation money. The MLS recently awarded the Sounders a Garber bucks scholarship. We can raise the ticket prices by five bucks. We can offer Sherman free rent for one of his Wing Stop franchises inside CenturyLink. Our front office has a lot of options at our disposal in order to meet Sherman’s demands.”

Richard Sherman nor the Seattle Seahawks have commented publicly on the Sounders’s enquiry.