Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs' weakest positions heading into 2024

Even defending champs twice over have weak spots on the roster.
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Running Back

If the offense has a position of worry like defensive tackle, it's the backfield.

Brett Veach is quick to preach about the need for a lot of options out of the backfield given the rigors of the long NFL season, but somehow the Chiefs look surprisingly thin after this year's NFL Draft. RIght now the Chiefs have Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire as the obvious contributors with a host of other candidates who inspire shrugs at best.

Even those contributors come with some concerns, especially Pacheco whose violent running style lends itself to nagging injuries. It should also be noted that Pacheco needed surgery on his shoulder twice last year. As for Edwards-Helaire, he's back on a cheap one-year deal as a part-time player who knows the system. Beyond that, little should be expected.

Jerick McKinnon is now gone and the team also released La'Mical Perine. Keaontay Ingram remains in the mix for a roster spot, as does Deneric Prince. Emani Bailey and Carson Steele are undrafted free agents who could move the meter, but casual fans shouldn't know the names of UDFAs, which tells you all you need to know about the position.