If there was any overall unit that looked better than ever in 2021 on Sunday against the Washington Football Team, it was the Chiefs’ secondary. From Rashad Fenton stepping up in Charvarius Ward’s absence to lock down the boundary against Terry McLaughlin to the shift from Juan Thornhill over Dan Sorensen that allowed the team to play faster overall, the Chiefs secondary looked very solid.
That’s good news considering the Chiefs are still are going to eventually see Ward come back after missing the last four games.
Tyrann Mathieu and Juan Thornhill are a solid safety duo, and the Chiefs also have Fenton, Ward, and L’Jarius Sneed as reliable playmakers in the fold. Mike Hughes, Deandre Baker, and Chris Lammons are around as younger guys who could still contribute at a higher level than they are now, and there’s no need to dismiss Dan Sorensen too soon either given his history of making tremendous clutch plays when the Chiefs need them most—even if he has been demoted at present.
All that to say, can the Chiefs handle another injury? If a safety were to be injured, the defense would suffer significantly. It might be worth the Chiefs making a move here for some further depth, but if they hold up strong once again in Week 7 against the likes of Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, perhaps Veach can move on to other positions.