Richard Sherman wins the Good Guy Award

Some of his NFL rivals and their fans may disagree, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the winner of the 2015 Good Guy Award by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Sherman becomes the second consecutive Seahawk to win the award. Quarterback Russell Wilson was the 2014 recipient.

The Good Guy Award is given to a NFL player for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs. The award was first given by the PFWA in 2005.

The PFWA asked me to comment on why I felt Sherman deserved the award and this is what I said in the announcement Tuesday:

“Richard does everything he can to not only cooperate with the media, but also give reporters interesting and insightful information that helps explain many situations in great detail. I know nationally he is viewed as an over-the-top, cocky guy, but Richard’s actual personality is one of kindness and caring with people who need his time and attention.”

Sherman was voted Associated Press first-team All-Pro each of the last three seasons. The Stanford graduate led the NFL in interceptions in 2013 with eight.