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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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3. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire's career has been quite the journey to watch. The former LSU Tiger was drafted 32nd overall back in 2020 and it looked like he was about to be the Chief's starting running back for years to come — especially after amassing 1,100 scrimmage yards with five touchdowns as a rookie.

Unfortunately, Edwards-Helaire hasn't come close to reaching those heights since then. His numbers have declined in each subsequent season and 2023 was no different as the 24-year-old finished with career lows in carries (70), rushing yards (223), and rushing TDs (1) despite playing five more games than he did last year. Fellow RB Isiah Pacheco's emergence only made it harder for CEH to earn opportunities.

Once the Chiefs declined Edwards-Helaire's fifth-year option last March, it became clear that the franchise isn't that crazy about him. He's far from the worst rusher in the league, but the fact that he hasn't even left a mark in back-to-back Super Bowl runs shows that he isn't all that special, either.

Considering how easily and quickly RBs are replaced these days, expect Edwards-Helaire to try to bounce back elsewhere in 2024.