5. Jamaal Charles, RB
After cutting ties with Larry Johnson in 2009, the Chiefs selected Jamaal Charles to be the primary running back, and it quickly paid off. Charles’ speed and agility made him one of the best running backs in the NFL.
Charles was dominant in both the rushing and passing departments. Despite missing 40 games in his career, Charles owns the franchise record for rushing yards and total yards from scrimmage with 10,963, barely passing Tony Gonzalez’s 10,954. Charles owns the NFL record for highest yards per carry average, averaging 5.4 yards per run.
The former Texas Longhorn had his best season in 2013 when he scored 19 total touchdowns, leading the NFL in that category. Had Charles been able to avoid injury, he could have set the bar very high and could have been among the top in NFL history at the running back position.
Charles believes he deserves a spot in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame due to his yards per carry average and being the only running back to rush for 1,000 yards with less than 200 carries.
In addition to being the franchise leader in rushing yards and having the NFL’s best yards per carry average, Charles was voted in to four Pro Bowls and named to three All-Pro teams.