The Kansas City Chiefs will have a key position group that will be deeper than it has been over the last few years. Isiah Pacheco, the Chiefs 2022 seventh-round pick, seems to be a favorite at training camp. Jerick McKinnon is still riding a high from his great playoff run last season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the team’s first-round pick from 2019, and Derrick Gore has gotten a bunch of love as well.

That leaves one guy on the outside looking in.

It seems as if Ronald Jones is slowly falling down the depth chart. If he keeps it up, there is a possibility he could be on his way out of Kansas City.

Chiefs’ Jones could be a surprising cut candidate

According to Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead pride, Jones spent a period of his Thursday training camp with the third team.

Jones has not worked with the ones or twos more than a couple of times. The majority of his work has been with the third team, while the other running backs are getting in work with the first and second teams.

Jones was brought in to be the backup behind Edwards-Helaire. However, it seems like the Chiefs have started drifting in another direction.

It starts with the rookie running back Pacheco. Not many thought he would be this good in training camp. With the hype he is getting around Chiefs camp, you would think he has already won an MVP before. He has made his way up the depth chart incredibly fast, and has surpassed Jones in the process, it seems.

With the way things are looking, the Chiefs may be better off without Jones. I know, it sounds crazy considering at the beginning of the offseason there was a large focus on Jones. However, this is a business, and things do change.

Letting Jones go will free up some more roster spots for other positions. It would also give the younger backs in Pacheco and Gore more opportunities. These guys have shown major potential, so let’s give them their shot.

The Chiefs will end up making the right decision regardless. There just isn’t much use for five running backs on the roster.

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