Anthony Sherman willing to take less money to stay with the Chiefs

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Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman becomes a free agent in March, but he’s not planning to shop himself to the highest bidder.

Instead, Sherman says, he’s willing to take less money than he thinks he deserves if it means staying with the Chiefs, where he believes he and his teammates have a great chance of winning another Super Bowl.

“What I deserve is completely different than what I want,” Sherman said on NFL Network. “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 part of that team.”

Sherman doesn’t play a lot on offense, but he’s a core member of the Chiefs’ special teams and a team leader, and it seems likely that he’ll be back in Kansas City, making somewhere around the league minimum.

14 responses to “Anthony Sherman willing to take less money to stay with the Chiefs

  1. More players, particularly QBs need to take less then they can get. Football is a team sport and you need good players in all positions and on special teams.
    A player can’t take 25% of the teams cap and think the GM will be able to fill in the other 21 starting positions, K, P, LS
    situationanl players and quality depth with 75% of the cap.

  2. Steve Leary hey let’s apply that logic to regular jobs too. More people should not accept raises or bonuses and instead let the company keep the money in the budget to hire others

  3. I am going to respectfully disagree. Each player deserves to get as much as he can. Don’t get me wrong, I find myself saying “do you really need to make $45M a year” but at the same time, I, and most others, would do it too. Patrick Mahomes could make ‘only’ $3M a year but when KC is done with him, they are done with him.

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    Steve Leary says:
    February 12, 2021 at 8:49 am
    More players, particularly QBs need to take less then they can get. Football is a team sport and you need good players in all positions and on special teams.
    A player can’t take 25% of the teams cap and think the GM will be able to fill in the other 21 starting positions, K, P, LS
    situationanl players and quality depth with 75% of the cap.

  4. You’re a good fullback but the reality is that your market is limited as a lot of teams do not utilize the position

  5. Well, speaking out loud like that, I guess you don’t need an agent… So you’ll save that money. Sherman is so cool. He knows he’s a dying breed, but he works hard and is a top special teammer in the league.

  6. Glad that the sausage (yes, that’s his actual nickname) wants to stay in KC. He’s a definite part of what makes this team special.

  7. Not a socialist, I’m not saying the QB should work for $15.00 an hour. A 5 year $125 Million contract with a good guarantee should be fine. That leaves $ 15 million more per year then Wilson’s contract or $ 3 million additional for each Olineman. Should be able to get some better players, more protection

  8. kennylc2015 says:
    February 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
    I am going to respectfully disagree. Each player deserves to get as much as he can. Don’t get me wrong, I find myself saying “do you really need to make $45M a year” but at the same time, I, and most others, would do it too. Patrick Mahomes could make ‘only’ $3M a year but when KC is done with him, they are done with him.

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    Um…big difference between $45mil and $3 mil you suggest.

    Mahomes contract will crush KC. Dude could have signed for $30 – $35mil and allow them to add more talent (on the OL that’s needed) on the roster. But…he didn’t and will pay the price.

  9. Are players with large compensation packages allowed to both: 1. Lock in their contractually guaranteed compensation, and 2. postpone collecting the guaranteed amount until a future year without having the uncollected future guaranteed compensation affect that year’s team salary cap? If so these very well-compensated QBs can choose that option to help the team build a winner: By waiting to collect future guaranteed compensation.

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