The expectations for any undrafted free agent are obviously low, and we cannot talk about Daniel Sorensen without remembering the game-clinching interceptions and clutch forced fumbles that he has amassed in his career. Unfortunately, those plays have also come with colossal breakdowns in coverage (2019 vs the Rams as well as two blatant miscues on Sunday against the Bills) and also the well-documented fact that he is leading the league in missed tackles in 2021.
In spite of his shortcomings, Sorensen never left the field against the Bills. He has missed just seven snaps in 2021, six of them coming against the Chargers. Whether it’s base, nickel, or dime, he is viewed as an important part of Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. He is the most-tenured player on the defense and clearly has the respect of his coaches and peers. But this is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately league, and after the way the first five games have gone in 2021, things have to change quickly for Sorensen. It’s to the point that fans have created a GoFundMe account to buy out his contract. That tells us everything we need to know.
The Chiefs don’t have to do much next spring to free themselves from the 31-year-old Sorensen. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent, and even if they want to retain him, it’s hard to imagine there will be a bidding war for his services.