Jamaal Charles isn’t holding out and he the only time he’ll be leaving Kansas City is to travel to Oakland to embarrass the Raiders again.
According to Adam Schefter, of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Charles to a new deal that will make him the second-highest paid RB in the NFL, behind only Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Chiefs are giving RB Jamaal Charles a two-year extension that makes him 2nd-highest paid back in league and ties him to KC for four seasons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2014
Charles was reportedly going to hold out from training camp this summer. The RB believed he had outplayed his current contract, which was good for two more years.
The new deal allows JC to get the money he deserves and also locks him up for an additional two years.
This is great news for Chiefs fans. While signing a RB to a long-term deal is always a risk in the NFL (see; Johnson, Larry) locking up Charles was a no-brainer for Chiefs GM John Dorsey. Charles is a massive contributor to the team’s offense and despite the fact that RBs in the NFL are often an injury concern, Charles is still in his prime and is one of the most dangerous weapons in the entire league.
There is always risk in giving a big deal to a player but Jamaal Charles is one star that is worth the risk.