Ten KC Chiefs who deserve to be in Pro Football Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 07: Linebackers Tamba Hali
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 07: Linebackers Tamba Hali /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 17: Jamaal Charles
KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 17: Jamaal Charles /

No. 8: RB Jamaal Charles

If NFL teams could get a do-over for the 2008 NFL Draft, Jamaal Charles would have been taken in the top five rather than in the third round. Charles was the ninth running back selected with five of them taken in the first round. Yet Charles was statistically better than four of those five running backs taken in the first round that year.

Charles dominated during his time in Kansas City, finishing in the top five in rushing yards in 2010, 2012 and 2013 while finishing just outside the top 10 in 2009 and 2014. The most impressive part about Charles was his consistent productivity, which shows as he still holds the NFL record for best yard per carry average in a career with 5.4.

The 2010 season was Charles’ coming out party where he finished second in rushing yards while averaging 6.4 yards per carry despite finishing second on his own team in total carries. In 2013, Charles found the end zone 19 times, more than any player. He scored 114 points that year, the only non-kicker to amass more than 100 points.

The former Texas Longhorn earned four Pro Bowl and three All-Pro bids. ACL tears in 2011 and 2015 prevented him from setting the bar higher, but his success should be enough to put him in the Hall of Fame.

Charles will be eligible for the Hall of Fame as early as 2024.