He did not finish his profession with one other Tremendous Bowl win, however Anthony Sherman nonetheless discovered a option to experience off into the sundown. On Thursday night time, the Chiefs‘ longtime fullback introduced his retirement earlier than using a helicopter in a video posted to social media.
“Kansas Metropolis, thanks for all of the reminiscences,” Sherman mentioned earlier than boarding the helicopter. “It has been an awesome run. Eight years, Tremendous Bowls, nevertheless it’s onto the following chapter.”
A fifth-round decide within the 2011 draft, Sherman spent two seasons with the Cardinals earlier than being a part of Andy Reid’s first group in Kansas Metropolis. Sherman’s profession took off with the Chiefs. He spent eight seasons in Kansas Metropolis, incomes Professional Bowl honors in 2018 whereas serving to Kansas Metropolis attain the AFC title recreation. He performed a key function on the Chiefs’ Tremendous Bowl LIV championship group, showing in all 19 video games whereas serving to Kansas Metropolis win its first title in 50 years. He appeared in 17 video games final season whereas serving to the Chiefs make a return journey to the Tremendous Bowl.
Whereas he had simply 28 speeding makes an attempt, Sherman caught 66 passes for 552 yards and 4 touchdowns throughout his profession. Together with offering stellar safety for Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes, Sherman additionally blocked for 1,000-yard backs Jamaal Charles and Kareem Hunt. His key block helped spring Damien Williams for the game-clinching landing in Tremendous Bowl LIV.
Sherman’s retirement leaves a void at fullback, because the Chiefs don’t at present have one other fullback on their roster. Kyle Juszczyk, a five-time Professional Bowler who scored a landing towards Kansas Metropolis in Tremendous Bowl LIV, is among the prime gamers slated to hit free company on March 17.