Can the Chiefs afford to keep cornerback L’Jarius Sneed amidst free agency frenzy?

As the confetti settles and the Kansas City Chiefs revel in their back-to-back victories, attention swiftly turns to the offseason and the impending free agency.

Among the team’s priorities is securing the future of cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, whose standout season has caught the eye of NFL teams across the league.

L’Jarius Sneed, a vital player in the Chiefs’ defensive scheme

Sneed played a pivotal role in the Chiefs’ defensive strategy throughout the season, with his exceptional performances drawing praise and attention.

Reflecting on the Super Bowl win against the San Francisco 49ers, Sneed highlighted the team’s strategy to force the opposition into a passing game, a plan executed to perfection.

“We knew what they were gonna try to do. We just wanted Brock to throw the ball,” Sneed remarked after the victory.

Before Super Bowl LVIII, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, emphasized the importance of retaining key defensive assets like Sneed, acknowledging the challenges posed by the team’s salary cap situation.

“Sometimes I look at our situation and I’m like, ‘I don’t know how we’re going to do this,’ but we usually work through things systematically and have a list of the priorities. Certainly, Chris [Jones] and LJ are at the top of the list,”Veach stated.

Where could Sneed land in the offseason?

Sneed, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, has expressed his desire to remain with the Chiefs.

However, the financial realities of the NFL make his future uncertain, with potential suitors already circling.

In the lead-up to the offseason, speculation abounds regarding Sneed’s potential destinations if he does not reach an agreement with the Chiefs.

The Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, and Las Vegas Raiders have emerged as possible landing spots, with each team eyeing Sneed’s talents to bolster their defensive ranks.

While the Cowboys face significant cap challenges, the Falcons boast ample room to maneuver within the salary cap.

As negotiations loom, the Chiefs must weigh their options carefully, knowing that retaining Sneed may require difficult decisions elsewhere on the roster.