Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals fullback Anthony Sherman against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals continued to make off-season noise on Wednesday by trading FB Anthony Sherman to the Kansas City Chiefs for CB Javier Arenas. While that particular trade was a little surprising, the fact that the Cards moved Sherman at all is not a surprise. Cards head coach Bruce Arians was even quoted last month as saying he wasn’t a fullback guy. The Cards also used Sherman sparingly last season as well.
The fact that the Cards got some value out of the Sherman trade is very nice to see. The Cards added yet more depth to the defensive backfield. As far as I am concerned, there can never be enough depth especially at a position the Cards have seen themselves get thin at over the past couple of seasons thanks to different injuries.
Reading some comments from Chiefs fans, many seem less than pleased they gave up Arenas. Arenas, a two-year player just like Sherman, has two interceptions and four sacks since being drafted. Not spectacular but a guy who has some experience. He spent his college career at Alabama. Oh and in case you were wondering about that last name? Yes, he is a cousin of former University of Arizona basketball player Gilbert Arenas. Let’s just hope he doesn’t find the trouble his cousin found in the NBA.
It’s a win-win move for both teams. Sherman is a good blocker. He just hasn’t had the carries yet. This may give him a chance to show off both skills. For his part, Sherman thanked the Cards organization and their fans for the last two year in Arizona. A class act indeed. I wish him all the luck in Kansas City.