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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4. WR Kadarius Toney

The Chiefs took a swing on Kadarius Toney when they acquired him from the New York Giants for two draft picks back in October 2022. It was an exciting move at the time given that the ex-Florida Gator was a former 2021 first-round selection

Nevertheless, Toney's tenure has left Chiefs fans to wonder if he'll ever reach his theoretical ceiling. The 25-year-old has been limited to just 20 regular-season games in a Kansas City jersey, turning 41 receptions into 340 yards and three TDs while failing to even hit the 200-yard mark in back-to-back campaigns.

Toney has been out of the Chiefs' lineup since Week 15, resulting in an NSFW Instagram rant where he accused the franchise of lying about his injuries. He's since claimed that the video in question was altered, but regardless of whether it was or wasn't, it's clear that he's become an off-field distraction.

It's still up in the air as to whether or not Toney will suit up at Allegiant Stadium this weekend. We know what he can do on football's biggest stage — he recorded the longest punt return in Super Bowl history last year — but his issue with drops (5 in 2023 alone) could make dressing him difficult with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

If Toney suits up and fails to make a positive impact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Chiefs traded him this offseason.