Bashaud Breeland has been a year-to-year rental for the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he has been a pretty effective piece in the secondary as a cornerback.
Last season, he deflected 9 passes and intercepted 2 in 11 games for the Chiefs. Per Pro Football Reference, Breeland has also allowed a 50 percent completion rate or lower in each of the last two seasons for K.C.
A former fourth-round pick for Washington, Breeland has played seven years in his NFL career and has totaled 14 career interceptions.
With a visit to the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, and now rumors about the Chicago Bears being interested in Breeland, Kansas City fans are still wondering if the cornerback will be re-signed. Breeland will probably have to wait until the post-June 1 cuts before finding his 2021 NFL team.
The tension has been palpable between the Chiefs and Breeland this off-season. Usually, if there is interest on both sides, then it’s not that hard to make it work. Breeland could be frustrated and irritated by the lack of involvement in a longer run by the Chiefs even though he is one of the cornerstones of our defense.
However, it is also useless reading too much into it. Breeland is clearly not very happy with a series of one-year deals in free agency despite proving that he’s one of the best out there and that he fits perfectly in Steve Spagnuolo’s system.
Additionally, while Breeland has shown to be an important member of the team, the Chiefs have an great amount of young cornerbacks in the roster. Charvarius Ward is on a one-year contract and seems very excited to show up strong for the 2021 season. Deandre Baker and Mike Hughes are both former first-round picks who should be motivated to also prove something. L’Jarius Sneed is coming back after an amazing rookie season, and BoPete Keyes is also on the roster as a second-year player ready for more playing time.
The former Clemson alum has spent the last two years as a clear starter in the Kansas City Chiefs defense. He won a Super Bowl in his first year with the team and went to the Super Bowl the year after. Not too shabby, isn’t it? While he missed a few games due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, and he gathered quite a few penalties throughout the season, Chiefs fans would certainly welcome him back for a third season.
Breeland is expressing himself a lot on Twitter these days, especially this past weekend, and it will be interesting to see what will eventually happen and where Breeland will play in September. For the Kansas City Chiefs hopefully!