Clyde Edwards-Helaire gives KC Chiefs what they were missing in 2019

Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

The KC Chiefs might have won the Super Bowl in the 2019 season, but their run game wasn’t always the strength that it was in that game. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will make their run game a legitimate one.

While the Kansas City Chiefs offense dazzled throughout the 2019 season on their way to a Super Bowl victory, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, especially when it came to the run game.

Damien Williams might have been the star of Super Bowl LIV, but up until then he had been very up and down in the role of starting running back. The Chiefs struggled to run the ball throughout much of the season and it was very frustrating because it allowed teams to make things interesting late in the game.

Well, the Chiefs managed to make it to the Super Bowl without a strong run game and they won it in large part because Williams kicked butt in the biggest game of the season.

Still, Kansas City knew they had to get help at the running back position and they did just that this offseason by drafting Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the final pick in the first round. Taking a running back in the first round is frowned upon because many feel like talented running backs can be found either late in the draft or as undrafted free agents.

Be that as it may, the Chiefs knew that Edwards-Helaire would put their offense over the top and while it’s only been one game, they appear to be right on the money with that prediction.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire displayed what he could do for the KC Chiefs in his NFL debut, rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown.

This was exactly what fans wanted to see from the first round rookie. They wanted to see him evade tackles and get those extra yards, which is something last year’s rushing attack failed to do. Adding Edwards-Helaire to an already explosive offense makes them even scarier even if it does take the ball out of Patrick Mahomes‘ hands more.

We’re only one game into the 2020 season, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire is exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs were missing offensively last year. That should terrify the other 31 teams in the NFL because as Geoff Schwartz mentioned in the tweet above, this team can now be labeled as a rushing team as well as a passing team.

Pick your poison when playing the defending Super Bowl champions.

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