In Chiefs news, fullback Anthony Sherman has officially announced that he’ll be retiring from the NFL after 10 years in the league.
It feels like forever ago, but there was a time when fullback Anthony Sherman wasn’t a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. The team received him in a trade with the Cardinals (KC sent Javier Arenas to Arizona) back in 2013 and Sherman has remained with the Chiefs ever since.
Fullbacks aren’t as big as they once were in the NFL, but Sherman was a fan favorite for sure. He always wore funny outfits at training camp and just seemed like a fun guy and a good teammate.
Sherman made the announcement himself, posting a video of him on Twitter where he thanked Chiefs Kingdom for their support over the last eight years.
Sherman spent eight years in Kansas City and during that time 53 receptions for 441 yards and four receiving touchdowns while also rushing for 70 yards and a touchdown. One of Sherman’s best games was when he started against Denver in the 2017 finale due to the Chiefs resting all of their starters. Sherman rushed for 40 yards and had 21 yards receiving in that game, which isn’t bad for a fullback.
Check out what’s trending in Chiefs news from around FanSided.
- Arrowhead Stadium has a new name [KC Kingdom]
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- Chiefs should re-sign Justin Houston [KC Kingdom]
Here’s what’s trending in Chiefs news from around the rest of the web.
- The Chiefs’ four strongest position groups heading into 2021 [Ron Kopp, Arrowhead Pride]
- Anthony Sherman announces he’s retiring [KMBC]
While it’s sad to see a fan favorite step away and head into retirement, the Chiefs aren’t losing much with Sherman. He was likely going to be a cap casualty (and honestly I’m surprised he wasn’t last year) so this decision was the smartest one for both him and the Chiefs.
Sherman got to experience a lot of success with the Chiefs. They never had a losing record during his time in Kansas City and made it to the playoffs in all but one season. He also got to play in two Super Bowls while winning one. While Sherman wasn’t the correlating factor there, he was a good special teams player and really had a lot of team spirit. That will certainly be missed.
Best of luck to Anthony Sherman as he transitions into life after football.