12 Chiefs Who Won't Return For Super Bowl Champs in 2024

Even though the Kansas Chiefs were victorious at Super bowl 58, not everyone is guaranteed to return for the 2024 NFL campaign. Here are 12 Chiefs who won't return next season.

Chris Jones is one of 12 Chiefs who might not return for the 2024 NFL season.
Chris Jones is one of 12 Chiefs who might not return for the 2024 NFL season. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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12. LT Donovan Smith

After spending his first eight seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting left tackle, Donovan Smith inked a one-year, $3 million contract with the Chiefs last offseason.

Smith's blocking, however, left much to be desired in 2023. The former Penn State blocker surrendered a whopping 42 pressures (33 hurries, 7 QB hits, 2 sacks) on only 506 pass-block downs. He also struggled to remain disciplined, getting called for nine penalties — tied for ninth-most in the NFL.

Furthermore, he allowed six pressures in the Super Bowl after only allowing five in the three previous postseason games.

Even if he had some solid moments, I don't see Smith being re-signed this offseason. He wasn't anything special last season and will continue to decline now that he's turning 31 in June. Another one-year contract might not be back-breaking, but it also isn't necessary given that there are many tackles out there who can perform at Smith's level, if not better.

If Smith wants to win his third Super Bowl ring, it'll likely have to happen with a different franchise.

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