For the five weeks of the regular season, Daniel Sorensen was one of the worst players in his position in the entire NFL for the safety of the Kansas City Chiefs. It was rated 35.0 by PFF, which is 83 of 85 qualified players on the safety position. His play is one of the reasons the Chiefs’ defense in most of the major statistical categories, like yards allowed per game (31st), points allowed per game (32.6), and forced turnovers (26th), per ESPN at the bottom Ranked at the end of the league.
Criticism of Sorensen from some in Chiefs Kingdom is brewing in the first month of the regular season. It boiled over in Week 5, however, when NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth praised Sorensen during the Kansas City game against the Buffalo Bills, causing Twitter to toast Collinsworth for it, noting the many stats which led to Sorensen’s poor PFF rating.
However, it appears that bitter feelings toward Sorensen ahead of Kansas City’s Week 6 match against the Washington Football team have hit an all-time high.
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On Monday, October 11th, a GoFundMe campaign was created by a person named Chandler Wallander, who is believed to be a Chiefs fan as he took the time to create the campaign. The GoFundMe page he created was intended to raise funds to buy out Sorensen’s contract with the Chiefs, which would ultimately lead to his departure from the team.
The goal to be achieved was $ 2.46 million, which Spotrac says is the entirety of the one-year contract he signed with Kansas City this off-season.
The reason we say “was” is because the site is no longer accepting donations as Wallander apparently decided to suspend the campaign for some reason. Nonetheless, the attempt to raise the cash underscores the strong, negative feelings at least one Chiefs fan has about the veteran’s safety due to his production this season.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, October 6, Sorensen was asked to clear up the misunderstandings that had arisen on defense during the first month of the regular season.