Chiefs 53-Man Roster Prediction Ahead of 2024 Training Camp

How will the Kansas City Chiefs initial 53-man roster look?
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Running Back (4): Isiah Pacheco, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, La'Mical Perine, Keontay Ingram

Isiah Pacheco burst onto the scene in 2022 after being taken in Round 7 of the NFL Draft and took the starting job from Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He has yet to top 1,000 yards as a runner but he keeps the offense on task.

Edwards-Helaire seemed to be on the way out but the first-round pick from LSU re-signed on a one-year deal. Kansas City also has La’Mical Perine and Keontay Ingram rounding things out now that Jerrick McKinnon might really be gone.

Wide Receiver (6): Rashee Rice, Xavier Worthy, Marquise Brown, Justin Watson, Mecole Hardman, Skyy Moore

This is where there could be a lot of drama. With the lingering suspension of Rashee Rice, the Chiefs could elect to keep the overly-confident Kadarious Toney but in this prediction, that’s not the case. Instead, they keep both Mecole Hardman and Skyy Moore — who are also each slightly on the bubble. They know the system and are both more trustworthy than Toney, so they can fill in if Rice does miss time.

After struggling at wideout in 2023, this unit looks much better. First round pick Xavier Worthy and free agent signing Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will stretch the field and Justin Watson remains an underappreciated weapon. The key will be Rice, who was solid as a rookie last year. Even with his status in the air, this is going to be a far more competent group — which is a scary prospect for opposing teams.