Knile Davis wants to remain with Chiefs


After much speculation that Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis wanted a trade, he’s now saying the opposite.

Knile Davis is going to have some serious trouble making Kansas City’s roster in 2016, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be traded. According to Adam Teicher’s piece on ESPN, Davis is not requesting to be dealt to another team.

"“I hope so, but that’s not up to me,” Davis said about the possibility of remaining with the Chiefs. “This is my team. I’m under contract. I’m here until I’m not.”"

Here’s my best guess: Davis doesn’t want to be traded because he knows there is a strong possibility he gets released. At that point, he can sign with a team of his choice instead of being dealt to a potential landing spot he’s not happy with.

Davis isn’t dumb. He realizes the coaching staff has minimal faith in him after watching Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware vault him on the depth chart last season. Then, general manager John Dorsey gave both extensions this offseason.

At this juncture, the only way Davis makes this team (outside of injury) is if Kansas City keeps four running backs along with Anthony Sherman at fullback. In all reality, that isn’t happening.