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L’Jarius Sneed Drops Simple Message for Chiefs GM As NFL Free Agency Looms

L’Jarius Sneed has helped the Kansas City Chiefs win back-to-back Super Bowl titles by becoming a lockdown cornerback on defense. Now, Snead is looking for the team to reward him for his play as he enters free agency.

Sneed’s contract expired once the Super Bowl ended, and the 27-year-old is now focused on hitting the open market. While appearing on Up & Adams with Kay Adams on Thursday, Sneed had a simple, yet effective, message for Chiefs general manager Brett Veach.

“Pay me. Pay. Me,” Sneed said. “That’s what I’ve got to say: Pay me.”

Kansas City drafted Sneed in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft, and the defensive back established himself as one of the unit’s key focal points. Since 2021, Sneed started 48 games and recorded 192 tackles, seven interceptions and 4.5 sacks.

In this year’s playoffs, Sneed made one of the most important plays of the Chiefs’ entire Super Bowl run, forcing a fumble on Baltimore Ravens receiver Zay Flowers at the 1-yard line in the AFC championship game.

The Chiefs need to settle business with a few players who are no longer under contract, most notably defensive tackle undefined. However, Sneed is at the top of the list of players Kansas City needs to bring back to keep its dominant defense in tact.