Free Agent Profile: Safety Jeremy Chinn

02/18/2024
DB+

Jeremy Chinn, 6’3″, 221 pounds, 4.45 40-yard dash

Signature Stats: Before an injury-filled 2023, he averaged 80.6 tackles, 8.6 pressures, 73.2% receptions against, and 9.4 yards/rec. Versatile: Snaps by alignment for career, 8.2% DL, 40.1% Box, 19.5% FS, 29% Slot, 3.1% CB.

Contract Projection: Might be $6M… might be $16M

Cover 1 Take: Easily the toughest projection in all of free agency. Had a point in 2021 where he looked like he’d reset the safety market… then fell out of favor in CAR’s new scheme. Find it hard to believe there aren’t believers in the market that put him out of BUF’s range… but we can always hope

Summary: A versatile safety with proven capability in various roles and alignments, experienced a reduced role in 2023 due to injuries, logging 459 snaps across 12 games. Despite spending time on IR with a quad strain, he showcased his spatial awareness and playmaking ability, notably contributing in special teams (174 snaps), the box (107 snaps), and slot/apex positions (143 snaps). Chinn’s versatility was evident in his prior season (2022), where he saw 714 snaps across 11 games, demonstrating proficiency in a multitude of roles, including deep safety, wide cornerback, and slot/apex positions. His adaptability and playmaking potential make him a compelling target for teams in need of defensive depth and versatility. Chinn’s market value and contract negotiations may vary depending on how teams assess his recent injuries and fluctuating usage, but he remains a player to watch in the upcoming offseason. -Prohaska

Signature Skill/Trait: Athleticism

1 Comment

  1. Todd Garrett Seibert

    Get him! He’s a dawg!