5 Chiefs on the Bubble Ahead of 2024 Training Camp

These five Kansas City Chiefs players have found themselves on the roster bubble just a few weeks before training camp 2024 begins.
WR Kadarius Toney is one of five Chiefs who are on the roster bubble heading into training camp.
WR Kadarius Toney is one of five Chiefs who are on the roster bubble heading into training camp. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2024 NFL season is rapidly approaching, however, there are still a few stops along the way before the action begins. Training camp is the next stop on the offseason calendar and the Kansas City Chiefs — the back-to-back defending Super Bowl Champions — are set to hold their sessions at Missouri Western State University beginning on Sunday, July 21.

Expectations next season are higher than ever for the Chiefs, who look to pull off the first Super Bowl three-peat in NFL history. Head coach Andy Reid needs all hands on deck to pull off the historical feat, meaning there's no room for underperformers on next season's 53-man roster.

With training camp set to weed out the pretenders from the contenders, here's a look at five Chiefs who are already finding themselves on the roster bubble.

1. Kadarius Toney, WR

No matter how you slice it, Kadarius Toney's run with the Chiefs has been quite underwhelming.

A former 2021 first-round selection, Toney has shown flashes of potential in the past. He's quick on his feet and dangerous with the ball in his hands. He even recorded 189 receiving yards in a single game as a rookie, which isn't something that the average wide receiver can pull off even on his best day.

Unfortunately, Toney's brilliant moments are too far between and he's barely had any since joining the Chiefs.

In the last two seasons, the former Florida Gator has played 12 games in a Kansas City jersey, hauling in just 41 of 55 targets for 340 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He also tallied seven receptions for 50 yards and a TD during the 2022 postseason, however, he missed the entirety of the franchise's latest Super Bowl run.

Some people believe that Toney can turn things around given that he's only 25 years old, however, I wouldn't hold my breath. Between his lengthy injury history and constant off-field issues, it's hard to feel confident about his outlook — especially since he struggles to produce with Patrick Mahomes, who has the best arm on the planet.

With Marquise Brown and Xavier Worthy joining the Chiefs' WR room, the need for Toney just isn't there like it once was. Unless he turns things around, it makes sense for Kansas City to consider trading him this summer since such a move would free up $2.5 million in cap space, per Spotrac.