K.C Chiefs Top Ten Players PART TWO
By Laddie Morse
For several years going Jamaal Charles has been the best and most valuable player on the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s certainly the most recognizable. JC has gained more than 1,000 yards per season in 5 of the past 6 years (2011 he was sidelined with an injury). Excluding 2011, Charles has averaged 1,129 yards per year rushing which includes a rookie season when he only gained 359 yards while backing up Larry Johnson. Since 1955, only three RB’s have averaged more than 5.0 yards per carry: Mercury Morris with 5.1, Jim Brown with 5.2 and Jamaal Charles with 5.5.
A Fit for the Chiefs
Jamaal Charles will be 29 years old later this year but appears to show no signs of slowing down. He does shows signs of getting beat up, which I link directly to the Chiefs incredibly poor offensive line. Is JC part of the Chiefs future plans? Without a doubt. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Chiefs begin to shop for another running back in the mid to later rounds this year and next. While Knile Davis should continue to play an important relief role behind JC, I don’t believe he fits the prototype the Chiefs are looking for in a feature back in Andy Reid’s pass-centric offensive scheme.
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