What Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is doing this season has never been done before.
Not by Jim Brown. Not by Barry Sanders. Not. By. Anyone.
And he isn’t even leading the Pro Bowl voting.
It is ridiculous, it is absurd and we here at AA are taking issue with it. The national media has been overlooking the Chiefs all season long and I can understand why. KC has benefited from a soft schedule and have failed each time they entered a big game. They were too coy in Indy, choked in Houston, flopped in Oakland and died a slow, painful death in San Diego. Had the Chiefs gone into any of those contests and taken care of business, they’d already have the AFC West locked up and would probably getting more attention in major media circles.
KC’s failures in big games this season, however, have nothing to do with Jamaal Charles.
Charles is having a season for the ages. He trails Arian Foster for the NFL rushing title by a mere 42 yards, yet he has received 74 fewer carries. It is very possible that by the time the dust settles on the NFL regular season, Jamaal Charles will have won the rushing title while receiving 100 fewer carries than the next highest rusher.
Aside from his yardage, it will likely be Charles’ average yards per carry that will be legendary. For this season, Charles currently has the highest yards per carry average…ever. His 6.42 average tops Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and O.J. Simpson as the highest ever by a back with at least 200 carries.
Yet Charles is hardly ever mentioned as a possible MVP candidate and isn’t even a top vote-getter for the Pro Bowl.
With two weeks to go in the NFL season, it is time NFL experts started trumpeting the truly remarkable season Jamaal Chalres is about to complete.
Thus we are asking all of our readers or anyone else who comes across this article, to retweet it, facebook it, print it out and stick it on random cars in a parking lot, write their senator and tattoo it on their foreheads.
Jamaal Charles for MVP. Jamaal Charles to the Pro Bowl.