The Kansas City Chiefs seem like a team likely to put in a bid for former Rams running back Darrell Henderson.
Has any former Super Bowl champion ever come apart at the seams like the Los Angeles Rams in the last four months? From offseason departures to key injuries to poor play to leadership questions, the Rams have been a dumpster fire in 2022, just several months after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
Part of that undoing continued on Tuesday with the release of running back Darrell Henderson, a former third-round pick of the team as recently as 2019.
Now that Henderson is on the waiver wire, it would make sense if you see the news that the Kansas City Chiefs put in a claim for him in the hopes that he slips by several other teams.
Henderson has definitely been a disappointment for Sean McVay and the Rams in the last three-plus seasons, so no one should be expecting a franchise-altering signing once they claim Henderson—whichever team gets him. However, he’s a system fit for what a team like Kansas City asks of their backs with decent hands with a penchant in college for making the big play.
The Chiefs at this point seem allergic to giving Ronald Jones a chance, and they just submitted a failed roster claim for Eno Benjamin, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, in this same sort of scenario just a week ago. Given that Clyde Edwards-Helaire is now injured and could miss some actual games, it makes sense for the Chiefs to bring aboard some security unless they’re ready to change their stance on Jones.
Henderson will have to go through waivers, so it’s impossible to tell who might be interested. Either way, it makes sense for Chiefs general manager Brett Veach to at least try something.