Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is already one of the best runners in the NFL but he has his eye on an even bigger accomplishment.
He wants to be one of the greatest ever.
Charles talked with the media following a recent training camp practice and made it clear he doesn’t have any interest in being average.
“I just don’t want to be an average running back,” said Charles. “I want to be a great running back. I look at Emmitt Smith, I look at Walter Payton and some of the greatest backs before me that did it. I don’t want to be one of the backs that people say ‘he could have done this, he could have been that.’ I want to be on that stage at the Hall of Fame. So that’s still my goal, to keep pushing and to be the greatest running back ever.”
If he can stay healthy, Charles may well have a chance to reach his goal. He has never averaged less than 5.3 yards per-carry in a season in and 2010, he rushed for a historically good 6.4 yards per rushing attempt.
It is expected that Charles will be even more dangerous as an all-purpose back in Andy Reid’s offense. At only 26 years-old, Charles likely has enough left in the tank to make a run at greatness.