The next offseason saw John Dorsey offer a contract extension to running back Jamaal Charles, who was discussing possibly sitting out of training camp until some type of deal was made with the team.
The Chiefs acted fast, inking Charles to a two-year extension worth $18.1 million. The deal showed this team’s faith in Charles, but he didn’t show that he was worth that type of deal at the end of the day.
It’s tough saying anything bad about Jamaal Charles, but it might be time for the organization to move on from him.
His 2014 season was good, with him rushing for 1,033 yards, but the last two years have been downright depressing for the former star.
He’s appeared in a total of eight games over the last two seasons and rushed for 404 yards and five touchdowns.
It’s tough saying anything bad about Jamaal Charles, but it might be time for the organization to move on from him. He’s had two ACL injuries in the past five years and barely saw the field in 2016 due to injuries and surgeries.
Running backs don’t have as long careers as quarterbacks or wide receivers do, and basically once they hit 30, they’re over the hill. Charles is 30 years old right now and will be 31 by the end of the season.
Nobody was disappointed with this contract extension when it first happened, but the last two years have been tough for Charles. Hopefully if the Chiefs do let him go, he can go to a team that they don’t see much and be a stud. He’ll always be a favorite in Kansas City.