According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded for Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman.
#Chiefs have indeed traded for Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman.
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 1, 2013
Frist we got a report from Adam Caplan. Caplan said the Cardinals may have been looking for a CB in return and dropped Javier Arenas’ name. There is not yet confirmation on the details of the trade.
Here is Caplan’s tweet:
Chiefs HC Andy Reid uses a FB in his version of the WCO. Sherman was a fifth-round pick in 2011. (cont) tl.gd/ln3uue
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 1, 2013
Color me confused.
First, some background on Sherman. He was drafted by the Cards in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He stands at 5-10, 242. He played his college ball at Connecticut.
Sherman played 243 snaps for the Cards last season. Pro Football Focus graded him a -1.1 for those snaps. He allowed one sack and four QB hurries. In 2011, Sherman played 233 snaps and graded a +3.9. Not a very large sample size.
The Chiefs just used a sixth-round pick to draft former Kansas State FB Braden Wilson. If the Chiefs were planning on trading for a FB then why the heck would they have drafted one?
I guess Andy Reid must really utilize the FB in his offense and he must not have been happy with the guys already on the roster.
If the Chiefs really did trade Arena, that would essentially mean that Kansas City dealt Tony Gonzalez, the greatest TE to ever play the game, for a fifth round FB. Arenas has been by no mans a lockdown corner but he has played well at times, particularly in his role as nickel corner.
We will have more as the details of this trade are announced.