This guest post was made by the SeatCrunch team.
After a torn ACL cut his season short last year, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles became a nonfactor in the NFL and has not been a major topic of discussion until just recently. Many forget that in 2009 Charles ran for 1,120 yards, and for 1,467 in 2010. Over the course of his career Charles has averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Should he retire tomorrow, that would be the highest career yards per carry of any running back in NFL history.
But he isn’t retiring tomorrow.
Charles is coming back to the NFL with a vengeance. He has stated that he feels fast, and that he could play in an NFL game right now if need be. With one of the best run-blocking lines in the NFL, the potential for Charles to have a great season is there, and with Peyton Hillis likely taking many of the short yardage carries, the potential for injury is lessened quite a bit.
As long as he is running at 100% there is no reason why Charles can’t have another stellar year like the one he had in 2010. Even with Peyton Hillis taking some of his carries, I can see Charles rushing for 1,400 yards or more in 2012.