Chiefs re-sign safety Daniel Sorenson to cap-friendly, 1-year deal

Daniel Sorenson
Posted at 11:54 AM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 12:54:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs announced Monday that safety Daniel Sorenson has re-signed with the team.

Sorenson signed a one-year deal that includes a $2.325 million base salary with a $137,500 signing bonus, according to Over the Cap.

He’s spent his entire seven-year career in Kansas City, appearing in 94 games with 32 starts during that span.

Sorenson has 10 career interceptions — including three last season, which tied a career-high — and has returned three picks for a touchdown.

He also has been credited with 356, including a career-best 91 last season, with 16 tackles for a loss, 25 passes defended, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries since signing with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014 from Brigham Young University.

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During his career with Kansas City, Sorenson has developed a reputation for big hits and big plays in clutch moments, like a fourth-down stop on a fake punt that changed momentum in an AFC Divisional Game the Houston Texans to propel the Chiefs to a 24-point comeback and eventually the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in 50 years.

He primarily plays a box-safety role in several Chiefs subpackages.

Sorenson’s signing comes under the Veteran Signing Benefit, a contract rule to incentivize signing older players to more cap-friendly deals that was included in the 2020 collective-bargaining agreement.

As a result, he will only count $1.2 million against the Chiefs’ salary cap in 2021.