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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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3. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

The 2023 campaign was the worst of Clyde Edwards-Helaire's four-year career.

The former LSU Tiger saw a career-low 70 carries across 15 games, converting them into just 223 rushing yards (personal-worst 3.2 yards per carry) and one touchdown. He was also targeted 22 times for 17 receptions and 188 yards, however, his one receiving TD was his lowest total since his rookie season.

The arrival of the postseason also saw Edwards-Helaire's playing time decline. He went from playing 30% of offensive snaps in the Wild Card to 26% in the Divisional Round before only seeing 21% of the offensive snap share in the AFC Championship Game.

With free agency looming, the time is now or never for Edwards-Helaire to turn things around. Isiah Pacheco is still the clear-cut RB1 for the Chiefs, however, a strong Super Bowl showing would likely be good enough for CEH to keep his role as the RB2.

Considering how the 24-year-old has the potentially returning Jerick McKinnon to compete with on Sunday, Edwards-Helaire can't afford to make any mistakes against the 49ers if he hopes to remain a Chief.