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5 Chiefs Playing for Their Jobs in the Super Bowl

As Sunday's Super Bowl date with the San Francisco 49ers looms, these five Kansas City Chiefs could be playing for their jobs in Las Vegas.

WR Mecole Hardman is one of five Chiefs who are playing for their jobs in the Super Bowl.
WR Mecole Hardman is one of five Chiefs who are playing for their jobs in the Super Bowl. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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2. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Sticking with the WR room, Marquez Valdes-Scantling's job could also be in jeopardy this weekend.

Signed to a three-year, $30 million contract in 2022, Valdes-Scantling has left much to be desired. The Chiefs looked to him as a potential WR1 following Tyreek Hill's departure, but the ex-South Florida playmaker hasn't come close to matching those heights, recording 63 receptions for 1,002 yards and three touchdowns across 33 games.

MVS is slated to carry a $13.9 million cap hit in 2024 and it's hard to imagine the Chiefs being comfortable with that number given his production. For comparison, that's a similar salary compared to the likes of Brandon Aiyuk ($14.1 million) and A.J. Brown ($12.4 million) — two wideouts who are much better than him.

The Chiefs can rid themselves of Valdes-Scantling's entire cap hit if he's released or traded this offseason, highlighting the need for him to give his best on Sunday. If he comes up with another dud, his time in Kansas City might be over — regardless if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl or not.