Sherman is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. The Pro Bowl fullback serves primarily as a blocker in the Chiefs' potent offense, as he only toted the rock four times for nine yards and added two catches for 22 yards across 16 regular-season games last season.
Sherman carried the ball four times for nine yards and had two catches for 22 yards across 16 regular-season games in 2019. Sherman served as the Chiefs' top fullback during the 2019 season, doing most of his damage on offense as a blocker. He also played a key role on special teams, logging 310 snaps during the regular season. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but the team could be motivated to come to terms on a deal that would bring him back for an eighth season in Kansas City.
Sherman is signing a one-year contract to stay with the Chiefs, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Sherman has played seven consecutive 16-game seasons as the top fullback in Kansas City, but his workload bottomed out at 98 offensive snaps in 2018. He did catch eight of nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown, while his 345 snaps on special teams ranked second on the Chiefs.
Sherman took the field for just 99 offensive snaps in 2018, recording one carry for two yards and eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Sherman's massive decline in utilization during 2018 could be a signal that the Chiefs will let the veteran fullback walk when he hits free agency this offseason. He still contributed on special teams, playing 344 snaps, so there will likely be a home for him somewhere in the NFL next season.
Sherman hauled in his only target for a 36-yard touchdown in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Chargers. Sherman doesn't figure to have much of a role on offense for the Chiefs this season, seeing only 17 offensive snaps in the contest. He had just 20 touches all of last season, leaving him well off the fantasy radar as the lead blocker for Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware.
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