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Should Commanders Sign Chiefs Free Agent Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed?

Is Chiefs top cornerback L'Jarius Sneed someone that the Commanders should prioritize signing in free agency?

The Washington Commanders had a rough season, which ultimately placed them on the couch, watching as the Kansas City Chiefs would win a second straight Super Bowl.

Looking ahead to free agency, could it make sense for Washington to sign Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed?

Should the Washington COmmanders prioritize signing L'Jarius Sneed if he hits free agency?

Should the Washington COmmanders prioritize signing L'Jarius Sneed if he hits free agency?

On paper, Super Bowl rings are the only accolades Sneed has collected over his first four seasons in the NFL. However, there’s a case to be made that Sneed has been robbed of two straight Pro Bowls.

Since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the former Louisiana Tech standout has outperformed the expectations associated with a day three selection by not only becoming a starter but also turning into the top cornerback in Kansas City.

Unfortunately, just as Sneed has been snubbed of Pro Bowls, it seems that the Chiefs will now do the same to him and free agency by snubbing him of a massive payday with the team that drafted him. Short on cap space and forced to re-sign either Chris Jones or Sneed, it seems more likely that the team prioritizes its top pass rusher.

Letting Sneed hit fee agency could allow new Commanders head coach Dan Quinn and defensive coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. an opportunity to sign Kansas City's top cover corner.

Sneed went viral for pressing Miami Dolphins superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill, but he’s much more than just a man from one highlight clip.

Over the past two seasons, Sneed had played in 40 games, had five interceptions, 30 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 3.5 sacks, 212 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and eight quarterback hits. Simply put, Sneed is a game changer that can be relied upon to give No. 1 receivers fits.

Now that Whitt Jr., a former defensive backs coach, is in charge of the defense, it’d make sense for him to want a player like Sneed to establish his defensive culture and help players like 2023 rookie corner Emmanuel Forbes Jr. develop.

If Sneed doesn’t sign an extension this month with the Chiefs, keep an eye on the Commanders as a potential suitor for the talented young cornerback when free agency season begins in the second week of March.