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5 Defenders Chiefs Will Have to Replace After the Super Bowl

Whether the Kansas City Chiefs win or lose at Super Bowl 58, there's a good chance that they'll have to replace these five defenders this offseason.

DT Chris Jones is one of five defenders that the Chiefs might have to replace this offseason.
DT Chris Jones is one of five defenders that the Chiefs might have to replace this offseason. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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2. CB L'Jarius Sneed

L'Jarius Sneed played a key role in why the Chiefs had one of the best defenses this season.

The former Louisiana Tech cornerback excelled in a shutdown role in his fourth season. Sneed was targeted 100 times over 16 games, allowing only 51 receptions for 478 yards without a touchdown. His 56.2 passer rating and 51.0% completion rate allowed were both the best marks of his career.

In fact, the 27-year-old defender finished the campaign as Pro Football Focus' No. 28-graded cornerback in both coverage (74.3) and overall defense (73.7).

Sneed is a terrific cornerback, but a projected market value of $16.3 million annually might be too much for the Chiefs to consider. After all, that type of money can be used to address several positions.

Nevertheless, Kansas City's secondary would take a big step back if Sneed leaves.