New Chiefs fullback has an awesome reason for wanting to fill Anthony Sherman’s shoes

Kansas City Chiefs fullback Michael Burton is fired up to join the team and can’t wait to compete for a trip to the Super Bowl next season. 

With the news that Anthony Sherman was deciding to hang up his cleats this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs wasted no time in finding his replacement: Michael Burton. The former Saints fullback is ready to get things going with his new team.

Earlier this week, the new Chiefs signee spoke to the media for the first time and revealed why it was such an easy decision to head to Kansas City. Plain and simple, Andy Reid and the chance to compete for a Super Bowl stood out to him.

Michael Burton knew signing with the Kansas City Chiefs was a no-brainer decision

“There’s a few things,” Burton said via USA Today’s Chiefs Wire. “I think opportunity and scheme. The opportunity to play for a great head coach and a great organization, a winning team, a team that’s expectations are Super Bowl. I think that’s hard to say in this league that each year you have a very, very good chance of going to the Super Bowl, and I think that was really important.

“And again scheme-wise, I touched on it a little bit, Coach Reid has always carried a fullback, even since his days in Philadelphia. He’s always had one, evidence of Anthony Sherman being here for eight years in a row. So, between the opportunity of being part of a winning organization and scheme fit, I thought it was a really good opportunity for me.”

Prior to landing with the Chiefs, Burton suited up for the Saints, Bears, Lions and Washington Football Team. Now, he’s hoping to make a big difference for a team that will be hoping to play for the Lombardi Trophy for the third consecutive season. After all, that’s part of the reason why Burton ended up signing with the team.