4 free agent bargains the Kansas City Chiefs should have made

The Chiefs have come away with some great deals so far in free agency, but some missed opportunities have surprised us.

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Amik Robertson

New contract: 2-year, $9M from the Detroit Lions

If the Chiefs are poised to lose L'Jarius Sneed to a tag-and-trade situation, they are doing so because they trust the youth and depth in the secondary to make up for the skills lost in Sneed's departure. That said, there's enough risk, however, to go ahead and add one veteran to the mix in case something goes wrong and that's where Sneed's former teammate comes in.

Amik Robertson was a fellow defensive back at Louisiana Tech alongside Sneed and both were taken in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Robertson has never enjoyed the sort of positional versatility bestowed upon Sneed but that doesn't mean he's not a valuable corner. It just means that he's going to permanently set up in the slot, where he's an exciting young talent still growing into his ceiling at the pro level. He's also a solid blitzer.

For the Chiefs, a move to sign Robertson would push McDuffie outside on a permanent basis, but he's always played bigger than his size and he's more than ready for it. The presence of both Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson would also give some versatility to letting McDuffie slide back in on occasion when mixing things up.

Robertson left the Raiders this spring to join an exciting young Lions team on a very team-friendly two-year deal worth a total of $9M when slot corners are cashing in at more than $10M annually for other franchises (see the Bills and Panthers).