It would be getting ahead of ourselves to speculate as to whether the 49ers would visit the White House should they win the Super Bowl, considering the game is still more than a week away.
When it comes to Richard Sherman, however, we don’t have to speculate. Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle asked Sherman that very question this week, and the cornerback gave an answer that most won’t find very surprising.
“I haven’t thought about it. We’ve got a long way between now and then, but I doubt it,” Sherman said.
The question of course assumes the 49ers will even be invited. The Warriors were famously uninvited by President Donald Trump in 2018, ironically only after the likes of Stephen Curry and others made it clear they weren’t interested in visiting. It’s possible the 49ers will be extended a similar withdrawal after Trump gets wind of Sherman’s comments.
Both the 2018 Eagles and the 2019 Patriots did not visit, with the former having their invite revoked after it became clear few players would be attending. LSU visited the White House last week after their victory over Clemson.
Sherman visited the Obama White House in 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks after their Super Bowl victory over the Broncos.