The Kansas City Chiefs are interested in a potential trade for New York Giants standout cornerback James Bradberry, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. They are also interested in veteran free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore, a former Pro Bowl selection who has had discussions with Kansas City and the Las Vegas Raiders, per a league source.
Chiefs interested in Giants CB James Bradberry
There are multiple NFL teams interested in Bradberry as a big, athletic shutdown corner, per sources. Bradberry, 28, is due a $13.4 million base salary in 2022. Should the Giants trade Bradberry, it would create a salary cap savings of $12.1 million.
Giants general manager Joe Schoen could potentially make a trade happen by agreeing to pay a portion of Bradberry’s salary.
Bradberry was a Pro Bowl selection in 2020. He intercepted 4 passes last season and had 17 pass deflections. Bradberry has 15 career interceptions and 380 tackles.
A former Carolina Panthers second-round draft pick from Samford University, Bradberry signed a three-year, $45 million with the Giants in 2020. In 2021, he restructured his contract twice to create cap space for the Giants.
Stephon Gilmore still available in free agency
Gilmore missed half of the 2021 campaign due to injury. He was then traded from the New England Patriots to the Carolina Panthers at midseason in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick.
The Chiefs created $20 million in salary cap space by trading Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. They could now use that money to target either Bradberry or Gilmore.