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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4. QB Blaine Gabbert

With Patrick Mahomes continuing to prove why he's the best quarterback in the league, Blaine Gabbert had an easy job throughout the 2023 campaign. The 34-year-old veteran signal-caller only had to play twice in 2023: a relief appearance in a 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 3 and the Week 18 start against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Although the Chiefs didn't need Gabbert to win either contest, his performances showed why he's more suited for a backup role. He completed just 18-of-35 passes (51.4%) in those games for 185 yards without a TD pass and three interceptions. His 31.2 passer rating finished dead last among 59 eligible QBs.

Gabbert is slated to hit free agency in March and there just isn't much incentive to re-sign him. On top of Mahomes, the Chiefs still have Ian Book under contract next season and they can always find a third arm either through the 2024 NFL Draft or free agency.

At the end of the day, teams are supposed to have confidence in their backup QB just in case a disaster arises. I don't feel that way about Gabbert, so it's best to replace him with a more confidence-inspiring option.

At least he got a second Super Bowl ring!