The Kansas City Chiefs made a quizzical decision to sign former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson to start alongside star CB Brandon Flowers, and it was quizzical due to Robinson’s flaws in coverage. According to the Pro Football Focus, Robinson allowed a QB Rating of 102.4, which was one of the worst five totals in the league. The Chiefs will be hoping that Robinson can turn things around in Kansas City, because they really need a legitimate starting corner to help Flowers and the rest of the secondary out.
After signing Robinson and reportedly giving him a significant amount of money, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Chiefs are no longer interested in signing Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith after giving Dunta Robinson “starter money”. This news comes as no surprise, because both Flowers and Robinson are set to make a high amount of cash, and Smith’s main focus this offseason is to reportedly get as much money as possible. Otherwise, why else would there have been no chance of Smith landing back with the Miami Dolphins this offseason? Smith is in it for the money, which is something the Chiefs don’t want to spend a whole lot of at the cornerback position after signing Dunta Robinson.
The teams reportedly interested in acquiring Smith are the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers. The first three of those teams are all desperate for cornerback help, but the one who lands Smith will be giving him a huge contract. He is young and has potential, but Smith is not a true No. 1 corner due to his inconsistency. Smith gets burned more often than he should, and he could easily get overpaid this year.
The Chiefs did not get the best upgrade available by signing Robinson, but they did save money by signing Robinson over Smith. They also got Robinson over the division rival Denver Broncos, so that’s probably another plus for the Chiefs organization.
The most important thing is that it is one less suitor for the Eagles, Bucs, Lions, and Niners to worry about going forward. The only question is, which team can pay Smith the most? That depends on which team needs him the most and has the most available cap, and that could be the Bucs or Eagles.
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