3 former Kansas City Chiefs players we’re glad stayed, 3 we wish stayed

Chiefs fans were thrilled to see these guys stay but devastated to see the others leave.

Dec 10, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95)
Dec 10, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Glad they stayed: Derrick Nnadi

With their third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chiefs selected Derrick Nnadi out of Florida State and he'll be coming back in 2024 for his seventh season in Kansas City. Nnadi has started 86 games during his six years in Kansas City and been a key piece on the Chiefs' defensive line during that time.

Nnadi re-signed with the Chiefs on an affordable one-year deal worth $2.7 million and with that, the defensive line remains intact for the 2024 season.

Wish they stayed: Nick Allegretti

Injuries happen in the NFL and when Joe Thuney got dinged up ahead of the playoffs, the Chiefs had a stellar replacement waiting in the wings. Nick Allegretti, a former seventh-round pick by KC in the 2019 draft, was able to step in and start at left guard during the postseason.

Not only did Allegretti step in admirably while Thuney was gone, but he played in the Super Bowl with a torn UCL. This proved even more how tough Allegretti is and he'll be a big loss for the Chiefs next season. Allegretti signed a three-year deal with Washington and while it's great for him, KC will definitely miss his services.

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