CHL team capitalizes on Sherman buzz, offers him roster spot
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes he’s the best in football, so one team in the Central Hockey League would like to see him try his hand at a different sport.
The Quad City Mallards (Moline, Ill.) have extended an invitation to the most famous man in football right now, asking him to trade in his cleats for some skates.
“Our roster has been depleted in recent days by a series of call-ups to the American Hockey League and we would be happy to give a world class athlete like Richard Sherman the opportunity to help us combat that roster shortage,” Mallards president Bob McNamara said in a press release.
The hockey club is even willing to wait for Sherman to finish out the season with the Seahawks — but only if he wants to. If the best shutdown corner does opt to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, the Mallards would wait until their Feb. 5 home matchup with the Allen Aliens to welcome Sherman to the team.
The passion and tenacity that Sherman brings to the gridiron would certainly translate to the ice, but we aren’t sure what kind of skating skills he would be bringing to the Quad Cities. Hats off to the Mallards, though, for jumping on the Sherman bandwagon as their publicity stunt will surely turn some heads and, hey, possibly even fill in that depleted roster of theirs.