Despite fielding one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs could still improve the offensive attack in several areas before 2020. One position that needs improvement: running back.
This season, the Kansas City Chiefs have four running backs on the roster: LeSean McCoy, Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, and Darwin Thompson. Through 11 games, it appears that the Chiefs have quantity over quality, as none of those four have taken a hold of the starting gig. None of them look like a long-term fit alongside Patrick Mahomes.
For the rest of 2019, those are the guys with whom the Kansas City Chiefs must work. But in the offseason, numerous tantalizing options at the position will materialize through the NFL Draft, free agency, and with players who’ve fallen out of favor with his current team and get cut.
For the rest of this article, I’ll be taking a look at four such running backs: two from the draft, one who’ll be an unrestricted free agent after this season ends, and one guy who’s essentially been benched by his current team and who may end up getting cut.
Let’s start with a running back currently in the thick of the College Football Playoff race for one of the more dominant Power Five teams of recent memory.