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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2. Jaguars trade Zay Jones and a 3rd round pick for L'Jarius Sneed

If the Jaguars aren't willing to part ways with a second-rounder, there are other ways they can land L'Jarius Sneed. One of them involves offering wide receiver Zay Jones and a third-round pick in 2025. The Chiefs may be receptive to this package when you take into account that wide receiver is one of their biggest needs this offseason, and the only reason it's not mentioned more often is because Patrick Mahomes helped mask the dearth of talent at the position last year.

Heck, things were so bad at one point that Kansas City found themselves having to trade for Mecole Hardman Jr. Even if sophomore Rashee Rice, their top receiver last year, keeps trending up in the right direction, Mahomes will need help. The fact that they just released Marquez Valdes-Scantling puts additional pressure on the Chiefs to bolster their wide receiver corps. Enter Zay Jones.

Jones, a second-round pick in 2017, signed a three-year deal worth $24 million with the Jags in 2022. He had an impact right off the bat, posting career bests for yards in a season and catches in his first year with the Jags.

Unfortunately, a PCL injury limited him to just eight games and 34 catches for 321 yards in 2023. If the former East Carolina Pirate manages to stay healthy, nothing is impeding him from bouncing back next season. That said, there's a chance he could become a cap casualty.

While Jones is set to have a cap hit of $10 million in 2024, the Jags could free up $4.1 million with $6.5 million in dead money if they move on from him. But why release him when he could potentially have trade value? You could make the case that Jacksonville is better off keeping Jones but if they're ready to take a different path, they could then send him to Kansas City, along with a third-round pick next year, in exchange for Sneed.

And that's the thing, remember the Jaguars may need to give up a second-rounder if they re-sign Calvin Ridley? If they let him walk or use the franchise tag, it will only be a third. So without a third-rounder this year, they could then offer the one in 2025 and Jones in exchange for Sneed.