Jamaal Charles signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jamaal Charles
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jamaal Charles /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are turning to a familiar face to potentially help their backfield after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are struggling offensively, as illustrated by the unit’s poor performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and much of it has to do with a lack of backfield productivity. Now the Jaguars are set to do something about it by bringing in some new talent, specifically by signing Jamaal Charles to a free agent deal.

Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that Charles worked out for the Jaguars in the wake of their Week 5 loss to K.C along with another former Chiefs running back Charcandrick West. The Jags’ star running back Leonard Fournette sat out Sunday’s loss for the Jags and the team could use some fresh legs in the wake of the loss of Corey Grant as well, who was placed on injured reserve.

Charles is the Chiefs all-time leading rusher who has been waiting on a chance to play somewhere in 2018 after spending last season frustrated in a very part-time role with the Denver Broncos. Charles’ days as a feature back might be well behind him, but even last year he showed he can still be quite productive at the NFL level by averaging 4.3 yards/carry and catching 23 passes in very limited duty for Vance Joseph’s team.

Charles deserves another opportunity and here’s hoping the now 31-year-old is given perhaps one more chance to show what he can do and close his career on a better note than his role in Denver in 2017.