The Buffalo Bills added another piece to their offense on Monday when they signed wide receiver Trent Sherfield.
Signed WR Trent Sherfield to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/P7VzdkSAzr— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) March 20, 2023
Sherfield, who was an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt when he joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, spent last season with the Miami Dolphins where he played in all 17 games, recording 30 receptions for 417 yards and two touchdowns. As well as being a speedy receiver who can play both slot and wideout, Sherfield recorded one of Miami’s eight touchdowns that were recorded at 20+ miles per hour (the other seven were by Tyreek Hill).
#Bills are signing WR Trent Sherfield, team says. Sherfield set career highs in catches (30), yds (417) and TDs (2) in ’22 with the #Dolphins.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 20, 2023
He had one of Miami’s eight 20+ mph TDs, per @NextGenStats, the only one not by someone named Waddle or Hill.
In addition to bringing speed to the Bills’ offense, Sherfield’s biggest asset may be his ability to pass block. According to Pro Football Focus, he was the highest-graded blocking receiver in the league during the 2022 season. With speed, versatility, high-graded blocking, and special teams experience, Sherfield could be a replacement for veteran wide receiver Jake Kumerow.
New #Bills WR Trent Sherfield was the highest graded blocking receiver by @PFF last year.— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) March 20, 2023
He also played about half the Dolphins special teams snaps.
Think Jake Kumerow but with maybe a bit more potential as a pass catcher.
Of course, Sherfield needed to choose a new number — the Bills’ number 14 jersey is already securely claimed by their WR1, Stefon Diggs — and went with 16 (most recently worn by John Brown, who as a member of last year’s preactice squad is currently without a contract).