Peyton Manning headed for Richard Sherman after leaving the field.  (Jason Szenes / EPA)

The last person Richard Sherman may have expected to seek him out after the Super Bowl was among of the first who found him deep within MetLife Stadium Sunday night.

Peyton Manning sought him out to inquire about the high ankle sprain that had Sherman on crutches and in a walking boot.

“He was really concerned about my well-being,” Sherman said. “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.”

Manning had a terrible game in the Denver Broncos’ 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but Sherman spoke of him in reverent terms.

“He’s a Hall of Fame player, he’s a living legend, he’s a record-holding quarterback,” he said, “he’s a Super Bowl champion, he’s been a Super Bowl MVP.”

Sherman continued his defense of Manning on Twitter, admonishing Seahawks fans to ease up.