Chiefs roster for Super Bowl 58: Starters, backups, depth chart for AFC champs vs. 49ers

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The Kansas City Chiefs have built their roster into one of the NFL's best over the past six seasons.

They have the results to prove it.

The Chiefs are playing in their fourth Super Bowl in five seasons, and they are aiming for their third title during that span. They've done it with smart drafting by general manager Brett Veach, who has found the perfect ingredients for coach Andy Reid and his staff.

The explosive offense that we've seen in the past isn't quite the same, but the defense is largely better. The Chiefs' offense ranked ninth in total yards per game (351.3) and 15th in scoring (21.8 points per game). On defense, they were second in total yards per game (289.8) and second in scoring (17.3).

Here is how the Chiefs roster stacks up heading into Super Bowl 58 against the San Francisco 49ers:

Chiefs offense

  • RWR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Justyn Ross

  • LWR: Justin Watson, Mecole Hardman

  • LT: Donovan Smith, Wanya Morris

  • LG: Nick Allegretti

  • C: Creed Humphrey

  • RG: Trey Smith, Mike Caliendo

  • RT: Jawaan Taylor, Lucas Niang

  • TE: Travis Kelce, Noah Gray, Blake Bell

  • QB: Patrick Mahomes , Blaine Gabbert

  • RB: Isiah Pacheco, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, La'Mical Perine

  • SWR: Rashee Rice, Richie James

* — questionable

Chiefs defense

  • LDE: George Karlaftis, Malik Herring, BJ Thompson

  • RDT: Tershawn Wharton

  • LDT: Chris Jones, Neil Farrell

  • RDE: Mike Danna, Felix Anudike-Uzomah

  • WLB: Willie Gay, Leo Chenal, Darius Harris

  • MLB: Nick Bolton, Cole Christiansen

  • SLB: Drue Tranquill, Jack Cochrane

  • RCB: Jaylen Watson, Joshua Williams

  • LCB: L'Jarius Sneed, Ekow Boye-Doe

  • SS: Justin Reid, Deon Bush

  • FS: Mike Edwards, Chamarri Conner

  • NB: Trent McDuffie, Nic Jones

Chiefs special teams

  • P: Tommy Townsend

  • K: Harrison Butker

  • LS: James Winchester

  • H: Tommy Townsend

  • KO: Harrison Butker

  • PR: Richie James, Mecole Hardman, Kadarius Toney

  • KR: Richie James, Mecole Hardman

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Chiefs roster for Super Bowl 2024: Depth chart, starters, backups