Kansas City Chiefs News, March 4: L’Jarius Sneed Finally Franchise-Tagged, Tyron Smith Sighting, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Kansas City Chiefs, including L'Jarius Sneed receiving the franchise tag, Tyron Smith's fit with the Chiefs, and more.

Following their overtime victory in the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs will have their hands full this offseason. They’ll need to make two huge decisions on the defensive side of the ball, as both L’Jarius Sneed and Chris Jones are set to hit free agency.

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While the Chiefs contemplate two major decisions on defense, they have voids to fill on offense as well. Starting left tackle Donovan Smith is also set to hit free agency, after an impressive season in Kansas City. Will the Chiefs elect to re-sign Smith or go in a different direction this offseason? All of that and more in today’s Chiefs news!

L’Jarius Sneed Will Be Franchise-Tagged

Sneed caused quite a stir after he shared the eagle emoji in a caption on social media, and Philadelphia’s fans saw it. Yet, it appears as though Sneed will be staying in Kansas City for now, as the team will reportedly place the franchise tag on their star cornerback.

Prior to the 2023 season, Sneed had quite a rocky start to his NFL career with the Chiefs. He allowed over a 70% completion percentage in both 2021 and 2022, before drastically improving that mark to 52% last season.

Considering that the Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Sneed instead of signing him to a massive extension, it seems like Kansas City is also questioning whether or not he’s worth a long-term commitment.

READ MORE: L’Jarius Sneed’s Future in Kansas City

What’s Next for Cowboys OT Tyron Smith?

As the Chiefs weigh their options at left tackle, the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly moving on from their long-term starter at the position. Tyron Smith is set to hit unrestricted free agency, and Dallas isn’t expected to re-sign him. Could he sign with the Chiefs?

Considering that Donovan Smith is also likely heading into the open market, Kansas City is poised to have a massive void at left tackle. Despite his age and recent injury history, Tyron Smith is still an elite offensive tackle that the Chiefs could sign to help in their journey for a three-peat.

CONTINUE READING: Tyron Smith’s Potential Landing Spots

NFL World Reacts to Xavier Worthy’s Combine Record 40 Time

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has dominated the NFL in recent years with his game-breaking speed. While the rest of the league tries to find the next “Cheetah,” Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy showcased his record-breaking speed at the 2024 NFL Combine.

Worthy completed the 40-yard dash in just 4.21 seconds, breaking the record previously held by John Ross. One of the NFL players to take note of Worthy’s speed on social media was Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. After Kansas City traded away Hill in 2022, they could use a wide receiver with Worthy’s speed.

READ MORE: Xavier Worthy’s Record-Breaking 40-Yard Dash

Tony Catalina’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft

As speculation continues in Kansas City about the Chiefs’ offseason plans, they are set to have the 32nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, after winning Super Bowl 58. While it’s an enviable position to be in, Kansas City will be able to take advantage of the depth in this year’s draft class.

Considering the free agents that the Chiefs can potentially lose this offseason, they will have a few major holes to fill. Pro Football Network’s Tony Catalina has the Chiefs adding a potential Day 1 starting-caliber offensive lineman in his latest mock draft.

KEEP READING: Kansas City Chiefs Land OL in Latest Mock Draft

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Although the Chiefs are reportedly set to place the franchise tag on Sneed, they have work to do with Jones. Despite Jones expressing his desire to return to Kansas City during the team’s championship parade, a deal isn’t done yet.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Chiefs will likely have to pay Jones up to $28 million per year in order to get a deal done. Although he’s likely worth every single penny of that potential deal, that’s still a lot of money for the Chiefs to commit to a soon-to-be 30-year-old defensive tackle.

CONTINUE READING: Latest Intel Around the NFL

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