Jamaal Charles Breaks Franchise Record For Rushing Yards In A Career


Jamaal Charles is officially a Kansas City Chiefs legend.

In the second quarter of the Chiefs game against the San Diego Chargers, Jamaal Charles took a 16-yard carry to the end zone for a touchdown and the Chiefs record for rushing yards in a career. Priest Holmes previously owned the record.

Charles was a third round draft pick by the Chiefs in 2008, a pick that was obtained by the Chiefs in the Jared Allen trade. Since then he’s been one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, racking up yards and touchdowns in both the passing and running game. There are few players in the history of the NFL that have been as dynamic as Charles has been in his career.

The touchdown tied the game for the Chiefs at seven. Since then they’ve added a field goal and lead the Chargers 10-7 at halftime. Should the Chiefs win this game they will have increased their playoff odds from 19% to 33% according to 538, a website run by Nate Silver and ESPN.

Kudos to Charles and his general awesomeness. And also a special nod to Priest Holmes and his dominate run as a Chief. Looking forward to seeing both of their names on the ring of honor.