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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2. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Veteran wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been a part of the Chiefs' back-to-back Super Bowl wins, but it might be time that he searches for a new employer.

Despite having two championship rings in his possession, Valdes-Scantling's Kansas City tenure has been largely disappointing. The 29-year-old veteran just hasn't lived up to the three-year, $30 million contract he signed back in 2022, tallying only 63 catches for 1,002 yards and one touchdown over 33 games across two seasons. His 73.0 passer rating when targeted in 2023 was the lowest mark of his career.

Yes, Valdes-Scantling has come up with big plays now and then, but not enough to warrant the monstrous $13.98 million cap hit he carries in 2024. For comparison, that's more than the likes of A.J. Brown, Michael Thomas, and Jakobi Meyers.

The bright side is that the Chiefs aren't stuck with MVS' contract. Whether they trade/waive him before or after June 1, the franchise will save $11.98 million by parting ways. Regardless of how much his teammates like him, being able to free up that much space could be the difference when it comes to a potential three-peat next season.

Sorry, Valdes-Scantling, but it's time to go.