NFL deal finalized: Titans officially confirms L’Jarius Sneed’s four-year, $76.4 million contract

L’Jarius Sneed showcased his prowess throughout the regular season and playoffs as the Kansas City Chiefs star. The cornerback dominated in pass breakups, limited throws directed at him, and boasted one of the league’s lowest passer ratings allowed.

The Chiefs retained him with the franchise tag despite swirling trade rumors. However, the Tennessee Titans swooped in with a blockbuster trade to secure his talents. Both teams finalized the deal today, but Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t forget to heap praise on his former player post-trade.

Titans officially confirms L’Jarius Sneed trade

One week after the trade was agreed to, the Titans officially confirmed the acquisition of L’Jarius Sneed from the Chiefs. They are parting with a third-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft and swapping seventh-round picks in 2024 to secure Sneed’s services.

However, given the 27-year-old star’s remarkable skill set and track record, this seems like a bargain for the Titans. His prowess on the field is evident, as are his impressive stats from his previous season with the Chiefs. He recorded 78 total tackles, five tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, 14 pass defenses, and two interceptions last season.

Sneed’s arrival isn’t just a big deal for the Titans on the field, it shows they’re opening their wallets too. They signed him to a whopping $76.4 million contract over four years, with a guaranteed payout of $55 million. That puts him right up there with the NFL’s top-earning cornerbacks, bringing in a cool $19 million a year.

Sneed’s trade to the Tennessee Titans is a fresh start for his career. While he wanted to stay with the Kansas City Chiefs, he’s now excited to prove himself in Nashville. Sneed fills a big hole left by Kristian Fulton and Sean Murphy-Bunting, who left the Titans. He’ll be teaming up with Roger McCreary and Chidobe Awuzie in the Titans’ secondary.

Titans CB L’Jarius Sneed gets praise from Chiefs’ Andy Reid

Andy Reid has never been one to shy away from praising his former players, and his recent remarks about cornerback L’Jarius Sneed are no exception. While attending the NFL annual league meetings, Reid couldn’t help but commend Sneed after he joined the Titans.

“One of my all-time favorite guys..Great human being — as great a player as he is, he’s an even better human being. As tough as you can imagine. I’m his biggest fan, absolutely,” Reid said via Titans Wire.

During his time with the Chiefs, Sneed was lauded as their “lockdown guy,” trusted to defend against the toughest receivers in the league. Reid expressed confidence in the cornerback’s ability to excel in any defensive matchup.

However, despite his high regard for Sneed, Reid acknowledged the harsh realities of managing the salary cap in the NFL. The decision to part ways with Sneed was a strategic move driven by financial constraints rather than any shortcomings on Sneed’s part.

“You juggle the salary cap and it’s ridiculous. What you have to go through and the players you can keep and you can’t keep. But we all loved him there, that wasn’t the problem.”

The Chiefs faced a cap situation with only $8 million in available space prior to Sneed’s trade. Even Patrick Mahomes restructured his contract to support the cap room, but the team couldn’t hold back their former CB. The move to part ways with Sneed resulted in almost $20 million in cap savings. The team may now pursue players available as free agents to bolster their roster.


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