The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent cornerback Sean Smith, his agent reports via Twitter.
As always, I'm curious to see the numbers but this is an upgrade for the Chiefs. Sean Smith joins Brandon Flowers as the KC Chiefs cornerbacks and Dunta Robinson, who was signed this week, will fit in someplace. We're just not sure where yet. But a duo of Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers sounds pretty good right about now.
This becomes even more important with the Denver Broncos signing Wes Welker, giving the Broncos one of the best sets of receivers in the NFL. The Chiefs cornerback situation got much better in this free agency period.
Smith was one of the most coveted free agents before the signing period began but the market on cornerbacks was slow to get going considering all the talent out there.
Sean Smith got a three-year, $18 million deal from KC. $11m guaranteed.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 14, 2013
Remember when Vontae Davis tweeted something about Sean Smith going to KC like 3 weeks ago? Hmmm....— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 14, 2013
The #Chiefs have had a serious offseason. New GM John Dorsey doing work. Getting Sean Smith for 3 years… pretty solid.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2013
Sean Smith too?? Dorsey and Reid aren't going through the motions, they're getting it done. This has been in the works for a while.— frank boal (@realfrankboal) March 14, 2013
Derek Cox's contract with San Diego was 4 years, $20 million. If Sean Smith's deal with K.C. is similiar, cornerback price might be set.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) March 14, 2013
If Eric Berry ever figures out Antonio Gates, we are so screwed.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 14, 2013