Fullback Anthony Sherman will return to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2018 season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Pardon My Take reported it first.
Source: the Chiefs have agreed to a new deal with FB Anthony Sherman, as was reported by the Big J journalists on @PardonMyTake.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 12, 2018
The Chiefs originally acquired Sherman, 29, in a 2013 deal that sent cornerback Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman was due to become an unrestricted free agent, but rejoins the team for the 2018 campaign.
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub made some glowing comments about Sherman, who also offers one of the team’s strongest locker room personalities, back in August of 2017.
Anthony Sherman walking into @Chiefs Training Camp like... pic.twitter.com/jdNPHcO7td— Megan Strickland (@StricklyMeg) July 29, 2016
“He is the best fullback that I have ever coached as far as a special teams player and fullback,” Toub said. “You know he is a four-phase guy. He plays on all four phases. That is a rare thing in the NFL. If you look at fullbacks across the league, you will see a guy playing one or two phases. Maybe kick return and maybe a little bit of kickoff. He does it all. He plays on punt as well as punt return. His effort is great. He is a great leader and just to have him on the field it is important for all of the young guys.”
Sherman was on the field for nearly 75 percent of special-teams snaps in 2017, while playing his usual complementary role in the offense. He typically receives five to 10 snaps a game on offense.