The Kansas City Chiefs’ secondary school has been disappointing that season. This is a big part of the reason the Kansas City Defense ranked 24th in the NFL in the PFF coverage class (49.5).
Adding some defensive pieces through trading would make a lot of sense for the reigning AFC champion, as cap restrictions would make it difficult for them to sign a talented veteran in the free trading and the ability to move money via the trade, more practicable would be possibility. Because of this, trading with a talented NFC cornerback on a rookie contract is the perfect move for Kansas City.
ALL the latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Take part Heavy on Chiefs Newsletter here!
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox dealt six trades that could take place in the NFL before the trading deadline and after New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore was dispatched to the Carolina Panthers. # 2 on his list sends Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler – a 2020 third round selection – to the Chiefs in exchange for a 2022 round fourth selection.
Here’s what Knox said about the potential trade:
Chiefs Kingdom should advocate this trade if it is ever presented to Kansas City in real life. Danzler might not be a starter in Minnesota right now, but his coverage numbers are undeniable.
To add perspective to Dantzler’s skills, here are his PFF numbers:
Run defense: 89.8
Dantzler was only on the field for a total of 88 snaps this season – 39 run defense snaps and 49 coverage snaps – which could skew his grades a bit due to a limited sample size. However, his coverage rating is better than that of Chiefs cornerbacks Deandre Baker (61.4), L’Jarius Sneed (43.2) and Charvarius Ward (42.9).
After Kansas City lost to the Buffalo Bills in Week 5, in which the Chiefs lost 38 points to Josh Allen and the Bills offensive, security bully Mathieu brought up the fact that he believes Kansas City is doing defensively.