The Kansas City Chiefs have a brand new secondary after losing multiple pieces over the offseason, so it’s understandable if it takes some time to get to know the new guys.

However, ESPN recently forgot one player was even on the team in a recent column.

That’s poor Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton. Fenton is coming off one the best season of his three-year career and is expected to man the Chiefs’ CB2 position opposite L’Jarius Sneed in 2022.

Jeremy Fowler, Louis Riddick, Field Yates, and Seth Walder all teamed up to project each NFL team’s outlook for the next three seasons. The Chiefs checked in at No. 2, which is obviously great.

But, it was in the analysis of the Chiefs secondary that Fenton was left out in the cold:

“The Chiefs appear a few players away on defense. They could use a veteran corner to play alongside L’Jarius Sneed and rookie Trent McDuffie. An additional pass-rusher and middle linebacker could go a long way, too. On offense, the Orlando Brown Jr. situation bears watching after both sides couldn’t agree on a new deal, leaving the offensive tackle to play on the franchise tag in 2022. This complicates matters next offseason when sides renegotiate.”

Fenton had a very solid year in 2021. Per Pro Football Focus, he finished with an overall grade of 82.0, a run defense grade of 79.2, a 90.4 tackling grade, and an 81.1 coverage grade. Those were all career-highs, across the board, and, Fenton’s 81.1 coverage grade was sixth-best among all corners with at least 381 coverage snaps.

He was also just one of four players, out of 83 qualifiers, to not allow a touchdown.

The only current issue with Fenton is he was rehabbing a shoulder injury over the summer, and general manager Brett Veach said a while back that he hopes Fenton will be good to go for training camp.

While a veteran for depth is a good idea, the Chiefs don’t need a veteran to start alongside Sneed. As long as Fenton’s shoulder is good to go, it’s unnecessary.

Sure, Fenton is heading into his fourth year, so he’s technically not a veteran, but he sure played like one last year and will be a big part of the Chiefs defensive plans.

You can check out ESPN‘s full column, here.

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