John Dorsey: ranking the best moves of the Kansas City Chiefs GM

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4. Extending Jamaal Charles

For his career, Marshawn Lynch’s single-season high in yards per carry (five) matches Jamaal Charles’ single-season low.

Kansas City’s backfield blur is also the only running back in NFL history to log 1,000 rushing yards, 5.6 yards per carry and 40 receptions in multiple seasons.

I can continue echoing his laundry list of Tecmo Bo-like stats, but outside of Derrick Thomas, Charles is the most universally beloved Chiefs star in recent memory. Watching him turn tacklers into ghost hunters is a weekly tradition.

Locals know his value, and Dorsey headlines the list. That being so, the GM framed an incentive-laden contract and extended Charles throughout the 2017 season.

If, for whatever reason, No. 25’s production plummets, the Chiefs can cut ties after this season.

However, if the Pro Bowler maintains his record-setting pace, Dorsey knows that Charles’ agent will clog his voicemail. So, as a preventative measure, the GM inserted some hefty reporting bonuses ($1 million for 2015 and $2 million for 2016 and 2017) in an effort to avert any potential holdouts.

Also, since Charles’ workload is infinitely larger than his frame, Dorsey added a per-game bonus of $62,500.