What will RoJo add?
For the first time this season, the Chiefs allowed Ronald Jones to remain active on game day despite being on the active roster all season long. It was nice to see Jones get some touches after waiting his turn—sometimes frustratedly so—through the first 10 games of the year.
Jones joined the Chiefs this offseason on a one-year deal priced to make him compete for reps. His tenure with Tampa Bay had fans believing he could beat out his teammates for perhaps even starter’s reps, but Jones was largely on the ropes for a spot on the active roster for the majority of the preseason.
The Chiefs began the year with a committee out of the backfield with Clyde Edwards-Helaire to go with Jerick McKinnon and seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco. After a month or more, that trio became a duo with Edwards-Helaire relegated to fewer carries. But when CEH was injured in recent weeks and subsequently placed on injured reserve, a spot opened up for someone and Jones finally saw the light.
Jones tweeted earlier this year about wanting his release but the Chiefs refused to grant him his leave. It will be interesting to see just how productive he can be while Clyde is recuperating and what offensive wrinkles his powerful style adds to what the Chiefs can already do.