2. Ronald Jones, RB
Whether Jones is a surprise cut at this point likely depends on whether you follow the Chiefs closely. If you do, this doesn’t quality.
Jones was signed this offseason on a one-year deal, bringing him to Kansas City by way of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The initial belief was Jones would play a sidecar role to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but that hasn’t happened. Instead, the Chiefs brought back veteran Jerick McKinnon to play primarily on third down, while seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco is earning starting snaps in the preseason.
Last weekend against the Washington Commanders, Jones played sparingly and didn’t get a single carry. It’s very tough to see him making the final roster.
1. Josh Gordon, WR
Much like Jones, this doesn’t quality as a shock if you’re a Chiefs fan. However, the national reaction could be far different considering Gordon’s name.
Kansas City brought Gordon in last season, hoping he could make a difference on the depth chart behind Tyreek Hill. Yet Gordon made almost zero impact on the field, catching five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown.
This offseason, the Chiefs traded Hill to the Miami Dolphins, but Gordon has only slid further down the ranks. Kansas City added JuJu Smith-Schuster, Justin Watson and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency before selecting Skyy Moore in the second round of the ’22 Draft. With all those men in front of Gordon, along with special teams ace Daurice Fountain, it’s very difficult to see Gordon with the Chiefs for much longer.