Bashaud Breeland has an interesting history with the Kansas City Chiefs. After appearing to be on the cusp of signing in 2018, visiting and staying with the team what seemed a number of days, Breeland surprised most by signing with the Green Bay Packers. Coming off an injury, Breeland was only able to play a handful of games and didn’t generate a ton of interest in the 2019 offseason.
Fortunately, for both Breeland and the Chiefs, a deal materialized and Breeland accepted. After a slow start to the 2019 season, Breeland became one of the more consistent cornerbacks for the Chiefs. In particular, he had a stellar Super Bowl performance which was integral to the Chiefs victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Once again, somewhat surprisingly given the need for cornerbacks the league over, Breeland did not generate significant interest in the 2020 offseason. Given the circumstances, the Chiefs were able to sign him to a team-friendly deal. After serving an early season suspension for an offseason incident, Breeland has again shown himself to be a quality starter with two interceptions and nine passes defended.
There’s always the chance that a similar situation to the past two offseasons occurs, and Breeland is back with the Chiefs for another one-year stint. It’s unlikely the team would sign him to a long-term deal, as the cap situation in 2021 and 2022 will be a bit dicey due to the consequences of COVID.
Ultimately, given Breeland’s age of 28 and his consistency over the last two seasons I’d expect a couple teams to place a bid on him in this coming offseason. If that’s the case, he’s likely playing his last snaps for the Chiefs in the coming NFL Playoffs.