Jamaal Charles tweets that he ‘feels like he’s 21’


Jamaal Charles is one of the greatest players to ever suit up for the Kansas City Chiefs. Charles has rushed for a franchise-record 6,856 yards in his seven-year career, including two whcih he almost saw no action due to inactivity or injury. At 28 years old, there have been some whispers that Charles might be slowing down. The Man disagrees.

Charles is one of the most gifted players in the NFL today. A third-round pick out of the University of Texas in the 2008 NFL Draft, Charles has proven to be one of Kansas City’s all-time draft steals. In every year of his career, Charles has averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry, including his near-record breaking 6.4 YPC in 2010. Charles has flourished under Andy Reid in the West Coast offense, scoring 33 touchdowns over the last two years.

Watching Charles is a true honor, and something which should not be taken for granted. It may be years, if ever, we see another running back in Kansas City with such ability and toughness. At only 5’11 and 199 pounds, Charles is never given his due for the way he blocks and runs between the tackles, sticking his nose in there like a prizefighter.

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  • Typically, running backs are all but finished by 30 years old. Then again, Charles is anything but typical. If he were to walk away today, Charles would finish his career with a 5.5 yards per carry average, the highest of all-time for an NFL running back. The great Jim Brown would be second, lagging behind at 5.2.

    Charles has three years left on his current contract. If he continues to produce at the same rate, he will be knocking on the Hall of Fame’s doors with quite the resume. You know what would really help? Getting that Super Bowl ring.