The Chiefs are set to take on the 49ers in the Super Bowl on Sunday, sitting as underdogs in the contest despite featuring the best quarterback and best defense in the sport.
I'm confident in Kansas City to earn another Lombardi Trophy, though nonetheless, Brett Veach has a number of big decisions to make this offseason. With so many talented players on the roster and ballooning cap hits for certain players, it's impossible for every player to return.
Given the reality of the salary cap and Veach's impressive run in the NFL Draft, let's look at four Chiefs that are playing their final game with the organization on Sunday.
4 Chiefs Playing Their Last Game With the Team in Super Bowl
1. Chris Jones - DT
For the entire year, I've operated under the assumption that Jones and the Chiefs will part ways after this season. Jones is the team's best defensive player of the generation, but that unfortunately means he's earned a payday north of $30 million per year that Kansas City simply can't afford.
It makes more sense, in my opinion, to use that money to keep L'Jarius Sneed and played like Creed Humphrey, Drue Tranquill, Trey Smith and others. This is a painful possibility, of course, though it's likely a necessary reality that we're about to watch Jones in red for the last time.
Jones is a game-wrecking machine with a whopping 26 sacks over the last two seasons. He's a true leader as well, often serving as the heart and soul of the locker room.
That being said, he's turning 30 in July and the Chiefs' new timeline feels centered around the younger stars they've recently added to the roster. It's going to hurt, but make sure you enjoy Jones' final game with Kansas City.
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