7 realistic free agents the Kansas City Chiefs could sign in 2024

There are pipe dreams and measured takes. Let's tilt toward the latter and look at this year's free agent market.

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Amik Robertson, Cornerback

A few things need to clarified up front here about Amik Robertson's inclusion on this list.

First, this is only a pursuit the Chiefs should make if L'Jarius Sneed is no longer on the roster going forward. If Kansas City finds a way to retain Sneed for next season (and beyond), then there's really no room or reason to go after Robertson.

Second, we're not even sure if Robertson would be into the idea of joining the Chiefs considering he's had some heated words for them as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders. We can't blame him for that, however. A rivalry is a rivalry.

If bygones could be bygones, Robertson would make an excellent addition to the secondary of most NFL teams given his ascension as a young slot corner who plays bigger and much more physical than his smaller stature (5'9", 185 lbs.) would infer. It also can't hurt to steal from the Raiders.

Robertson would immediately step into a competition to play in the heart of the Chiefs defense, which would push Trent McDuffie outside much more, but he should be able to handle that load in his third season. It also gives the Chiefs another proven performer in a core that includes promise in Jaylen Watson and Joshua Williams without breaking the bank.

For those who would miss Sneed, it should be noted that Robertson was his teammate in the defensive backfield at Louisiana Tech. They're not the same player, but he's a nice consolation prize.