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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9. RB Jerick McKinnon

Edwards-Helaire isn't the only running back that the Chiefs must address this offseason. After all, veteran rusher Jerick McKinnon is also due to hit free agency.

After finishing 12th in the 2022 Comeback of the Year voting, McKinnon was largely quiet throughout the 2023 campaign. The ex-Georgia Southern product only saw 46 touches across 12 appearances, tallying 252 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns. Having said that, most of that production came from the passing game.

McKinnon was largely ineffective as a rusher, averaging a career-low 2.9 yards on 21 carries. Although injuries prevented his numbers from being slightly better, there was nothing about his latest campaign that indicates that the Chiefs can't afford to lose him this offseason.

Given his injury history and the fact that RBs tend to fall off hard in their 30s, I'm just not a fan of re-signing McKinnon. He's a solid pass-catcher, sure, but it isn't as if there aren't any younger/healthier options who can do the same in free agency and the draft. It'll be sad to see McKinnon go, but it's a necessary move to make.