The Seahawks cruised to a comfortable 43-8 win in the NFL title game, but Sherman reveals that Manning was more than gracious in defeat.
Sherman wrote on Twitter: "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.
"There is no reason to bash him on here please Seattle let's just enjoy this one!!!! He is still a Future HOF player."
The 25-year-old was forced to leave the Super Bowl after sustaining an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.