How L’Jarius Sneed Fits in Dennard Wilson’s Plan for the Titans' Defense


The Titans made their second big splash of the 2024 offseason over the weekend by landing cornerback L’Jarius Sneed in a trade with the Chiefs which includes a new four-year, $76 million contract for the two-time Super Bowl champ. The return for Kansas City was the Titans 2025 third-round pick and a swap of seventh-round picks (221 overall going to KC in exchange for 252 overall) in the 2024 NFL Draft.

In Sneed, the Titans are getting one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL who is still in his prime at age 27, but we’ll get into the details of who he is as a player and his fit within Dennard Wilson’s attack-style defense shortly. But first, I want to touch on the trade terms and the contract.

Sep 17, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) catches a ball just outside of the endzone with pressure from Kansas City Chiefs corner back L'Jarius Sneed (38) during the fourth quarter at EverBank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Morgan Tencza-USA TODAY Sports
L'Jarius Sneed forces Calvin Ridley out of bounds/ © Morgan Tencza-USA TODAY Sports

To me, the trade terms were relatively favorable for the Titans, especially considering that future picks are usually discounted a round in value, meaning that the 2025 third-rounder is valued the same as a 2024 fourth-round pick.

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