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Richard Sherman may not have been at his most gracious after this year's NFC Championship game, but that doesn't mean he is incapable of recognizing class when he sees it.
After Seattle's 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Manning paid a visit to Sherman, who had sprained his ankle during the game, to see if he was all right.
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Sherman said on ESPN Radio that he was humbled to have Manning concerned about his health right after being dealt a terrible Super Bowl loss.
“He was really concerned about my well-being,” Sherman said on Mike and Mike in the Morning. “After a game like that, a guy who’s still classy enough to say ‘How are you doing?’ To show that kind of concern for an opponent shows a lot of humility and class.
“He’s a Hall of Fame player, he’s a living legend, he’s a record-holding quarterback, he’s a Super Bowl champion, he’s been a Super Bowl MVP,” Sherman said of Manning.
Sherman's praise did not stop there. Later the Seattle cornerback took to Twitter, further lauding Manning as a class act.
“Peyton is the Classiest person/player I have ever met! I could learn so much from him! Thank you for being a great Competitor and person," Sherman wrote. “There is no reason to bash him on here please Seattle let’s just enjoy this one!!!! He is still a Future HOF player.”