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Chiefs lose star player after shocking trade with Titans

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The Kansas City Chiefs just made a huge trade with the Tennessee Titans. Andy Reid will lose a key player for another Super Bowl run.

L'Jarius Sneed with the Kansas City Chiefs
© Chris Unger/Getty ImagesL’Jarius Sneed with the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs want a third consecutive Super Bowl, but the salary cap might be their worst enemy. Although Patrick Mahomes and the offense got an upgrade with the arrival of Hollywood Brown, the defense might be a very different story.

Of course, the biggest goal for the Chiefs was to keep Chris Jones and they did that with a massive five-year, $95 million contract extension for the defensive tackle.

However, the NFL is a cruel business and money wasn’t enough to give L’Jarius Sneed a new deal. That’s why, the cornerback got a non-exclusive franchise tag before the start of free agency.

Andy Reid will lose a star player in free agency (Getty Images)

What will be the new team of L’Jarius Sneed?

Considering an extension was almost impossible for L’Jarius Sneed, the Kansas City Chiefs officially traded their star defensive player to the Tennessee Titans. In exchange, they’ll receive a 2025 third-round pick and a 2024 seventh-round pick swap.

Now, Sneed is one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL with a new four-year, $76.4 million contract. It’s going to be an extraordinary duo at the CB position in Tennessee alongside Chidobe Awuzie.

Undoubtedly, L’Jarius Sneed was one of the best players for the Kansas City Chiefs during their playoff run beating the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. They just couldn’t deliver another big extension after Chris Jones’ deal.

Thanks to the trade with the Titans, the Chiefs will create almost $20 million in salary cap space. Of course, the 2024 NFL Draft could be the best way to address this massive loss.

miguel angel fernandez castro

Miguel Angel Fernandez Castro is a sports writer and analyst at Bolavip US, specializing in NFL, MLB, NBA, College Football, Soccer, Tennis, and Golf. With over 15 years of experience, he has served as a broadcaster, commentator, and reporter at Grupo ACIR Radio in Mexico, covering major global events such as the FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl, FIFA Confederations Cup, World Baseball Classic, Pan American Games, PGA Tour, and ATP Tour. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

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