As reported by Fox Sports Kansas City’s Sean Keeler, former NFL wide receiver and reality show star Terrell Owens would like to make a comeback with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 39-year-old Owens, who made an appearance on the NFL Network last Wednesday, proclaimed for the world to hear that he’d like to join the Chiefs because of his familiarity with Reid and the offense he believes the Chiefs will be running as a result.
Unfortunately for Owens, unless something happens to receivers Dwayne Bowe and Jonathan Baldwin, it seems hardly reasonable for the Chiefs to take a flier on Owens.
Instead, 50 years ago Thursday, the Texans ditched Dallas and morphed into the Kansas City Chiefs, now an incalculably valuable icon of the city, as synonymous with the landscape as barbecue, the Country Club Plaza and jazz.
“As it turned out,” said Jack Steadman, then the team’s general manager, “it was the smartest decision that Lamar could have made.”
But it took a few indulgences of fate, some skullduggery and larger-than-life personalities to make this essential element of Kansas City come to be and make a prophet of then-Mayor H. Roe Bartle.
“You have really put the capstone on the athletic world insofar as Kansas City is concerned,” Bartle wrote to “my dear friend Lamar” on June 14, 1963.
Charles has already made a big mark as a running back. Despite missing the majority of the 2011 season due to injury, he placed in the top five in rushing yards in 2010 and 2012. His performance in 2010 saw him named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
In the 2009 regular season finale against the Denver Broncos, Charles eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, after starting in only 10 games. He also became the first running back in NFL history to rush for 1,100 or more yards off of 200 or fewer carries.
In the same game against the Broncos, Charles rushed for 259 yards, the most by any running back in a game in franchise history.
Before the 2012 season kicked off, Charles was ninth in franchise history for most career rushing yards. In the midst of a two-win season, Charles rushed for 1,509 yards, passing five running backs, and is now fourth in franchise history.
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