Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Sorensen has worked his way up the totem pole to this point. He spent the first half of his rookie season on the practice squad until he finally made appearances the rest of the way on the active roster.
In 2015, Sorensen saw his role expand beyond just special teams after a few players were banged up in the back end. This kid seems to be next in line to take over at one of the most important spots in Sutton’s defense.
Sorensen is a perfect example of what organizations want to do in terms of player development. Take a chance and sign a kid after the draft, shows you he can play, develop him slowly through your system and boom. He might just be ready to play now. All the safeties mentioned above in previous years were not big name guys. They fit the Chiefs’ system and played good football for what they were being asked to do.
Sorensen has been given a small sample size to show what he can do; he is a mystery to all of us. However, at the end of the year it was clear he was getting more snaps and making more of an impact.
With a couple of subtractions at safety this spring, it seems Ron Parker might have to play more of a true safety role next to Berry. If that’s the case and pieces of this young secondary are having a hard time stepping up, do not be surprised if the Chiefs call on Sorensen to make some plays.
He has been here for a few seasons now, he knows the defense, and he is hungry for his opportunity. Sorensen really has shown steady improvement from where he started. The games last year showed the more he played, the better he got. That is how human nature works. Keep an eye on No. 49 at camp in a month.