11 Chiefs players who could be making their final playoff run in Kansas City

Which players on the Chiefs could be entering their final playoff run and what are the odds those players are back on the team next season?

Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) is
Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) is / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Watson, Wide Receiver

Despite the need for the Chiefs to rebuild their wide receiver room, along with Rashee Rice, Justin Watson could also return.

Although many fans aren't exactly too keen on bringing Watson back, he is a solid NFL receiver who is much better suited for a depth role as the #3 or #4 wide receiver. Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid trust him and he's also been very good on deep balls throughout his brief Chiefs tenure.

Remember that Watson already signed a multi-year deal last offseason (at 2 years, $3.4M) which means he's already under contract for cheap next year. That will allow for some familiarity at a position that should see a lot of changes in the offseason.

Odds that he's back: 65%

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Wide Receiver

Should I waste much time here? I will not. MVS has had a season to forget, riddled with poorly timed drops, a lack of separation, and poor production in general. Releasing him will net the Chiefs $12M in cap space, which they will almost assuredly use to sign his replacement.

MVS has paid some dividends for this team, like in the 2022-23 AFC Championship victory over the Bengals, but he's no longer able to serve in the role he was brought in to fill.

Odds that he's back: 1%