Fullback Anthony Sherman is due to become an unrestricted free agent for the fourth offseason in a row when the new league year begins on March 17. And — for the fourth offseason in a row — Sherman would like to remain a Kansas City Chief.
“My mindset — I’ve kind of done this the last three or four years, what I deserve is completely different than what I want,” he explained in an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Friday. “I will probably do whatever I can to get back to Kansas City just because I want rings. And in Kansas City, that’s where you’re going to get them. So I definitely want to go back to the Chiefs and be a part of that team.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has historically liked having a fullback on his roster, even though to some extent it is a dwindling position in today’s NFL. But Sherman’s case is helped by the fact that he is a key component to Dave Toub’s special teams unit and a boost to the locker room, considering his 10 years of NFL experience.
Along with the other backs in the room, Sherman aided Clyde Edwards-Helaire in adjusting to the pros during his 2020 rookie season.
“Clyde’s awesome,” said Sherman. “Clyde is a hard worker. He got into the building and was ready to listen and learn from anyone, anything that he could get from anyone. I just try to show him the ropes, show him how to go about your day-to-day basis in the NFL. It’s a lot different than college when you don’t have class, you don’t have study hall or anything else you have to go to. Everything is right in front of you and all you have is football that day. Studying film and realizing different schemes and defenses they’re going to try to do against us, and just having him understand that there’s different things you can look for to know when guys are blitzing and that kind of thing.”
Sherman played three offensive snaps and 13 special teams snaps in the team’s Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fullback was asked about what he thought might have gone wrong in the game.
“I don’t know — I can’t really pinpoint one thing,” Sherman said. “I think it was just a combination of a lot of little mistakes that took place that just never let us get in our groove and click on the offensive side of the ball. Either we might be moving it, driving, there’s a penalty or a dropped pass or a missed protection, just a bunch of little things that ended up leading to just not executing in the red zone.”
It remains to be seen if Sherman will be back for his ninth year with the Chiefs in 2021. The Chiefs traded for Sherman in exchange for cornerback Javier Arenas back in 2013.
He finished with four touches for 13 yards and a touchdown on the regular season.