Jacksonville Jaguars land Chiefs CB L'Jarius Sneed: 3 trade proposals

• Here are 3 trade offers the Jaguars can make to alnd CB L'Jarius Sneed this offseason.

Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) is
Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) is / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jaguars give up a 2nd-round pick in exchange for L'Jarius Sneed

This is the most straightforward route to trade for L'Jarius Sneed. You could make the case that he's worth at least a first-round pick and the Kansas City Chiefs will no doubt try to squeeze as much as they can from other clubs. However, a second-draft pick seems like a fair compensation, all things considered.

As noted before, Sneed is lacking accolades. Sure, he's won two Super Bowls but that's a team achievement, not an individual one, so Kansas City will try to use his production the past two years to drive up his price. Back in 2019, the Jaguars got two first-round selections and a fourth-rounder in exchange for Jalen Ramsey, but at that point, Ramsey was considered the best cornerback in the NFL.

Depending on whom you ask, Sneed may not be the best corner slated to hit the open market this year. That distinction could go to Jaylon Johnson, who is also slated to hit the open market. Another thing that will influence the trade compensation for Sneed is that teams that make a run for him will also need to give him a new contract. Why not just go after Johnson or any of the cornerbacks available in the open market if the Chiefs' price is too high?

The issue with potentially parting ways with a second-round pick is that the Jaguars may not have one in 2024. See, they agreed to give the Atlanta Falcons their second-rounder if they extended Calvin Ridley when they traded for him in 2022. They can work around this roadblock if they apply the franchise tag on him or if they let him walk and then re-sign him, though.

This is to say that the Jaguars would first need to find a way to keep Ridley without having to give up their second-rounder to be in a position to trade for Sneed. Heck, they could even throw an extra fourth (they have two this year) if they want to get a deal done.