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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6. S Justin Reid

With nearly 30 free agents to address, the Chiefs will do what they can to create salary cap space. If they want to free up a lot of money with one move, veteran safety Justin Reid could be a cap casualty.

Reid is entering the final season of a three-year, $31.5 million contract he signed two years ago. He was decent for the Chiefs in 2023, recording personal bests in solo tackles (74) and sacks (3.0) while adding seven broken-up passes and an interception across 16 starts. At the same time, he's also given up 76 receptions for nearly 800 yards and seven TDs over the last two seasons, so it hasn't been all good.

Furthermore, his 52.8 coverage grade ranked 83rd out of 94 eligible safeties, according to PFF. That just isn't the type of statistic you want to see for an underperforming defender who's slated to make $14.22 million next season.

Nevertheless, the Chiefs aren't being forced to roll with Reid in 2024. General manager Brett Veach can rid himself of Reid's contract by waiving or trading him at any point this offseason, freeing up $10.72 million in the process, per Spotrac. With three consecutive Super Bowl wins being a real possibility, opening up that much cap space is a no-brainer this offseason.