L'Jarius Sneed's Potential Trade Value Revealed

Rumors have been swirling at the NFL Scouting Combine and news regarding L'Jarius Sneed has emerged.
Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) reacts
Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) reacts / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Scouting Combine just wrapped up this past weekend and the rumors around the NFL world have been circulating. Teams were down there to watch the top prospects but news surrounding veterans around the league were also being discussed.

NFL senior reporter Albert Breer got some insights regarding L'Jarius Sneed and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chiefs Rumors: L'Jarius Sneed's Potential Trade Compensation is Disclosed

Kansas City has both Sneed and defensive tackle Chris Jones hitting the free-agent market from their championship defense. Breer expects the Chiefs and Jones to agree to a new deal and keep him around long term but that leaves the future murky with Sneed.

Breer believes Sneed will get shipped out and reveals what he thinks the Chiefs can receive in exchange.

"This is just a guess—the Chiefs get something done with Chris Jones within a week. Jones wants to stay there. Kansas City wants him around. There’s been progress. I have to think there’s a common ground to be found on this one. That will likely mean star corner L’Jarius Sneed gets traded. I’d bet he fetches a second-round pick for the Chiefs and gets himself a deal worth more than $20 million per year," Breer said.

The Chiefs are expected to place the franchise tag on Sneed and keep him from touching the open market. Per OvertheCap, Kansas City is only sitting on $3.4 million in cap space so it makes sense why they could look into trading Sneed.

The 27-year-old is coming off a dominating campaign in 2023, where he compiled 78 total tackles with 14 pass deflections and two interceptions.

Sneed has established himself as a No. 1 cornerback in this league and wants to cash in. If Kansas City can't afford it, someone in the league can.

GM Brett Veach has shown the ability to consistently nag talent in the NFL Draft so if the Chiefs did acquire a second-rounder, fans would be confident in Veach bringing in another effective playmaker.

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