June 24, 2024

The Atlanta Falcons have various areas to address this offseason, with cornerback being a notable concern.

A.J. Terrell has performed well in the secondary, even earning second-team All-Pro recognition in his second season. However, the Falcons lack significant depth behind him at cornerback, and they haven’t made significant efforts to address this issue. While the addition of Pro Bowl safety Jessie Bates III in free agency last offseason bolstered the secondary, Terrell remains primarily responsible for his position.

For the Falcons to progress to the next level, securing a partner for Terrell is essential. With almost $30 million in cap space, free agency appears to be the most viable avenue to address this requirement. The Falcons have been linked to L’Jarius Sneed of the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the premier cornerbacks on the market, according to USA Today.

“Sneed still has permission to seek a trade despite the designation,” USA Today reports. “A person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports that the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and Jacksonville Jaguars have expressed interest in the Chiefs corner.”

Coming off a standout season, Sneed is likely to attract numerous teams when free agency opens next month. With 14 passes defended, two interceptions, and no touchdowns allowed in coverage during the regular season, the Louisiana Tech product has demonstrated his worth.

However, Sneed’s availability on the market is uncertain. The Chiefs possess sufficient cap space to re-sign him, potentially at the expense of losing defensive tackle Chris Jones, and could resort to the franchise tag if a long-term agreement proves elusive. Moreover, even if the Chiefs opt not to retain Sneed, his hefty price tag of nearly $20 million annually might deter some potential suitors.

While the Falcons appear to be a sensible destination for Sneed and possess the necessary resources, several factors need to align for the move to materialize.

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