Daniel Sorensen has never been an elite safety by any means. But 2021 has been an especially rough season for the Chiefs defensive back, even by his low standards.
Let’s take a look at the numbers…
According to PFF, through five weeks Sorensen has allowed 16 receptions on 20 targets. He has 28 solo tackles, compared to 12 missed tackles, and he’s giving up a 152.1 passer rating and 17.8 yards per reception when targeted. Add it all up, and you have yourself a 35.0 rating, good enough for 82nd out of 84 qualified safties.
Sorensen’s struggles haven’t gone unnoticed among Chiefs (and NFL) fans, either. Here’s just some of the ridicule he’s been facing on Twitter:
Well, if you thought all of that was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. One Chiefs fan took his dismay for Sorensen to another level when he opened up a GoFundMe page in an effort to help the team buy out the safety’s contract.
The original goal was to secure $2.46 million, which is enough to pay for the one-year deal Sorensen signed with the Chiefs in the offseason. Unfortunately for Chiefs fans everywhere, the fundraiser fell short of its goal, raising just $85 before being shut down. The good news, however, is that 85 bucks will be going towards the “15 and the Mahomies Foundation,” which is “dedicated to improving the lives of children.”