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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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8. TE Blake Bell

After spending four of the last five seasons with the Chiefs, Blake Bell's time in Kansas City could be over.

With Travis Kelce being Mahomes' go-to tight end, Bell has handled more of a block role since returning to the franchise in 2021. Unfortunately, his blocking has only gotten worse with each passing season, highlighted by the chart below.

Year

Pass-Block Grade

Run-Block Grade

2023

45.4

53.4

2022

57.4

69.3

2021

70.8

70.6

Bell's blocking shortcomings would've been more digestible if he wasn't a black hole in the passing game. He was targeted nine times in 2023 but only converted five targets into catches for 26 yards and a touchdown. His 58.3 passer grade when targeted was a new career low.

Considering how the Houston Texans' Case Keenum had a 61.1 passer rating, it's easy to see how Bell isn't exactly a positive on offense.

With Bell turning 33 in August, I don't have a ton of faith in a turnaround season at this stage of his career. He is who he is at this point and likely won't improve. Fortunately, the Chiefs already have Kelce and Noah Gray under contract in 2024, meaning that re-signing Bell shouldn't be a priority whatsoever.