Jamaal Charles Or Priest Holmes?

The Kansas City Chiefs are about to begin training camp and since RB Jamaal Charles could be primed to have his best season ever in 2013, I thought now was the time to ask a very important question.

Jamaal Charles or Priest Homes?

I know, I know. You all want to answer “both!”

Let’s take a look at the numbers, shall we?


65 games as a Chief

6070 yards

76 TDs

4.6 yards per carry average



65 games as a Chief

4536 yards

17 TDs

5.8 yards per carry average


Remarkably, as of right now, Jamaal and Priest were Chiefs for the exact same number of games at 65. The difference is that Priest had 63 starts, whereas Jamaal has only seen 34 starts. Part of that is because Jamaal didn’t play much as a rookie and part of it is because Todd Haley was out of his mind.

Jamaal also hasn’t gotten the ball as much as Priest. JC has only 784 rushing attempts compared to Priest’s 1321.

Now, if we are going to compare these two, we have to talk about receiving yards.


251 receptions for 2377 yards and 7 TDs.


152 receptions for 1282 yards and 7 TDs.


Both of these guys are amazing. Priest was unbelievable at getting himself in the end zone and his ability to be a threat in the passing game only made him more dangerous.

It is a tough call. On paper, Priest is better at finding the endzone and he is more of a threat in the passing game but Jamaal is more dangerous on the ground and on a per-average rush basis. I also think Jamaal is foolishly not given enough carries around the goal line. Priest was often able to use his speed on toss plays to score TDs. He was also fond of going over the top. Recent KC coaches, however, have favored bigger running backs on the goal line.

I think when all is said and done, Jamaal will be the best RB in Chiefs history, which is saying something considering he is in the company of guys like Priest, Okoye and Allen.

What do you think, Addicts? Through 65 games, Priest or Jamaal?

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