One reason Hillis signed with the Chiefs was to be reunited with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Hillis had his best NFL season in 2010 for the Browns with Daboll calling the plays. He rushed for 1,177 yards, caught 61 passes and scored 13 touchdowns that year.
“I know what his scheme presents, what he can bring, and I know he can use me in a lot of different situations,” Hillis said. “I also know we have another great back here in Jamaal Charles, and you know, having a complementary back like me come in there and help him, it’s not as fun when you take all the beating and all the pounding. So when you have a guy in there that you know is just as good, if not a lot better than you are, that’s really good, too.”