Three Cornerbacks the Chiefs Should Pursue in Free Agency
The Kansas City Chiefs are in the market to improve their secondary through the draft and free agency. Charvarius Ward, Chris Lammons, and Mike Hughes will hit the open market looking for contracts. The cornerback is the main focus in this article, and the Chiefs, under general manager Brett Veach do not spend big money on this position.
This is a very important position on the field and could make or break a defense. Each year the AFC West continues to improve, for example, Justin Herbert for the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City will continue seeing Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow, and other rising quarterbacks. There have been mock drafts projecting Kansas City selecting a corner, and this draft has many talented corners. The free-agent market also has some eye-popping young corners looking for a new home.
According to pro-football-focus.com, the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense forced 15 interceptions, allowing 7.3 yards per pass attempt. The defense also allowed 251.4 yards per game, and the average quarterback rating was 92. I could write stats all day, and these stats had a wide range of where Kansas City should be ranked defensively. The main point is there is room for improvement within the secondary, specifically the cornerback position.
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme revolves around applying pressure through different blitz packages. The corners are asked in this scheme to play coverage and zone but to also sack the quarterback. I decided to provide three cornerbacks the Kansas City Chiefs should look at in free agency, and I will provide a range of most expensive to the ideal fit.