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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 19: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring on a 16 yard touchdown run against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

39. Jamaal Charles sets franchise rushing record (2014)

For a storied franchise such as the Kansas City Chiefs, any record for the organization is significant. Some are likely to never be broken in today’s NFL. Len Dawson will not have his 183 games played record snapped by a modern athlete. Charles breaking the Chiefs’ rushing record put him at the top of an accomplished list of feature backs that include Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson, Christian Okoye and Hall of Famer Marcus Allen.

The Chiefs franchise record is a rest stop on the highway to lofty achievements. Despite injuries, Charles has not shown any sign of slowing down physically. Returning in 2016, Charles will continue to push his career totals to the point of being plausibly untouchable in today’s common philosophy of running back by committee and filling the feature back role with mid-round draft choices.

Currently, Charles has the best yards per carry average for any running back in the history of the NFL. Let that sink in. That’s better than Adrian Peterson. Better than Walter Payton or Barry Sanders or Marcus Allen or Emmitt Smith (by a big margin). By the time he’s done, Charles is likely to hold an NFL record to go with his Chiefs record.

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