The Kansas City Chiefs have placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent (RFA) Daniel Sorensen.
This move keeps the Kansas City Chiefs young safety on the roster for another season at a $2.8 million contract for 2017, according to Terez A Paylor of the Kansas City Star. This also helps KC maintain continuity in a defense that helped carry the team through the 2016 season.
There had been some hope that Daniel Sorensen would get a new long-term contract with the Chiefs. However, given the fact that KC has starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker locked up for the long-term, it isn’t a total surprise that a deal wasn’t done. Sorensen is highly thought of by
However, given the fact that KC has starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker locked up for the long-term, it isn’t a total surprise that a deal wasn’t done. Sorensen is highly thought of by many and may be in line for a starting job somewhere else.
Using the second round tender on Daniel Sorensen does not guarantee that he will be in Kansas City for 2017. If another team values him enough, they may negotiate a long-term deal with him.
If that happens, the Chiefs can either match that deal or allow Sorensen to depart in exchange for a second round pick. Either way, Kansas City would be in a good position.
Daniel Sorensen turned some heads in 2016 with a number of big time plays that showcased his athleticism and nose for the ball. Nicknamed “Dirty Dan” by the team, Sorensen is one of those players who consistently seems to find himself in a position to make a play. That is a trait that many teams value in a strong safety.
The Kansas City Chiefs are showing interest in keeping their 12-4 roster from last season in tact. Hopefully, the team can work something out with Daniel Sorensen for the long-term. If not, we might be seeing them targeting a safety fairly early in the 2017 NFL Draft.