Speaking of running backs, the Chiefs have some sorting of their own to work out in the backfield when it comes to handling the final season on the books for their former first-round running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Edwards-Helaire has gone from exciting addition to healthy scratch over the course of three seasons in Kansas City, and it’s hard to imagine the Chiefs keeping his $2 million-plus cap hit on the books for another year if they can stand it. Between multiple injuries and inconsistent play, Edwards-Helaire has disappointed ever since he arrived in K.C., but the skill set is such that another team might be able to wring more from his efforts.
Since CEH was the first back selected in his respective draft class (Swift’s, actually), it would make sense for some team to extend an opportunity for a change-of-scenery. At this point, the Chiefs would do well to move his contract and even a seventh-round pick would be a worthwhile exchange.