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Sean Smith gets $11 million guaranteed


Vontae Davis called Sean Smith to the Chiefs long before Smith actually wound up agreeing to a deal, but he never offered up numbers for the eventual deal.

So we have no way of knowing whether Davis thought Smith would have gotten more than $18 million over three years from Kansas City. Multiple reports agree on those numbers and they also agree that $11 million of that money is guaranteed.

That’s a steep drop from what Eric Wright, Cortland Finnegan and Brandon Carr landed on the free agent market, which suggests that a crowded cornerback market made that kind of money an impossibility. The Chiefs and the rest of the league clearly didn’t see a big gap between getting Smith and getting the next choice on their list, a situation that is always going to lead to a drop in what you command as a free agent.

With Smith signed, we should start seeing more cornerbacks come off the market. If Smith has set the ceiling — he got more per year and guaranteed than Chris Houston — the rest of the available players will have to aim south of it.

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22 Responses to “Sean Smith gets $11 million guaranteed”
  1. bgdabengal says: Mar 14, 2013 2:44 PM

    deserves every dollar haha

  2. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    but what we chiefs fans wanna know is who is gonna cover Wes welker.

  3. gsb333 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    Decent cover skills… doesn’t make the big play… doesn’t make interceptions.

  4. tampamac says: Mar 14, 2013 2:53 PM

    So basically the Chiefs are getting a more athletic EJ Biggers?

  5. therolandobottom says: Mar 14, 2013 2:53 PM

    Hmmm, didnt he do this in Philly?

  6. porkcrisp says: Mar 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    Perfect picture. Someone completing a pass on Smith.

  7. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 14, 2013 2:58 PM

    That sounds about right, he is a potential guy with good measurables.

    He hasn’t produced a whole lot on the field.

  8. kcflake says: Mar 14, 2013 2:58 PM

    Keep Hatin, The Chiefs are Taking Over in 2013.

  9. flmike says: Mar 14, 2013 2:58 PM

    Good, one less mediocre CB on the market for Bucs fans to pine for…

  10. mackstrong2013 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    Lol, seriously? Why couldn’t it have been an NFC team that made this brilliant signing. No shortcuts to a SB when you just won 2 games Andy.

  11. ogascadan says: Mar 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    Wow. 18 million for Sean Smith?


    Maybe I should get my cleats out and do some stretching!


  12. hehateme2 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:15 PM

    Waste of money. Sean Smith is tall and long…. that’s about it.
    Glad to see him gone

  13. thirtyrackdash says: Mar 14, 2013 3:23 PM

    Thanks Sean! Now the Pats can get a better deal on Talib and possibly someone else as well.

  14. paleandpasty says: Mar 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    Right after signing the contract, Sean smith called vontae’s grandma.

  15. searcy69 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:37 PM

    Now we see how important Jimmy Johnson (R.I.P)has been to Andy Reid. Andy is a lost puppy when it comes to selecting talent on defense. Since the passing of J.J, A. Reid’s defense has gone south. The signing of Sean, who can’t tackle or make big plays for that kind of money goes to show you that Andy is still a lost puppy…

  16. realitycheck21 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:57 PM

    Sad…too many of you KC folks think Andy is going to somehow resurrect the chiefs overnight. It ain’t gonna happen. Andy has slipped into mediocrity over the years, much like Holmgren and others from that ilk.

  17. skins1970 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:05 PM

    Good now that Sean Smith is off the market the Skins can focus on signing Aqib Talib.

  18. tampamac says: Mar 14, 2013 4:21 PM

    skins1970- Take it from a Bucs fan, reuniting Aqib and Raheem is the LAST thing you want to do.

  19. phoff12 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    Good now that Sean Smith is off the market the Skins can focus on signing Aqib Talib.


    lol, are you going to use all 50 cents you have left under the cap this year?

  20. tj12205 says: Mar 14, 2013 6:55 PM

    a lot a money but for smith but he is the new “prototypical defensive back”….taller to cover bigger receivers and tight ends. he has work to do on his skills but the basics are there. i think with this group being coached by Emmett Thomas and Al Harris …the chiefs are in good shape. this is the coach and GM the fans begged for… cross your fingers and let them do their job.

  21. bizzmoneyb says: Mar 15, 2013 6:21 AM

    shouldn’t the Chiefs be investigated for tampering? Davis said he was talkin to the Chiefs weeks ago.. which obviously was true. plus they signed Robinson a week before free agency started.

  22. bizzmoneyb says: Mar 15, 2013 6:25 AM

    peace out Sean. enjoy living in a dump called Kansas City! you Chiefs fans will LOVE the 3 INTs he will make in these next 3 years. there is a reason why Miami didn’t even offer him a contract.

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