3 Chiefs Who Need More Playing Time After Week 5 Win vs. Vikings

These players NEED to get on the field more
Justin Watson is averaging 21.9 yards per catch for the Chiefs this season
Justin Watson is averaging 21.9 yards per catch for the Chiefs this season / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jerick McKinnon

After catching nine TDs last season and elevating his game in the Chiefs' Super Bowl run, McKinnon has seen his snaps cut in favor of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. That has to end now.

Clyde managed just four yards on three carries against Minnesota and is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry on the season. I'm ready to give all of his snaps to McKinnon, a far superior player with a much more proven track record.

McKinnon is still among the league's best receiving backs yet had only 27% of the snaps while Clyde managed 14%. Isiah Pacheco leads the way at 59%, but every snap with Edwards-Helaire on the field instead of McKinnon feels like a massive failure.

The Clyde experiment is over and Kansas City's offense will improve as soon as the coaching staff realizes it.

I expect McKinnon's snap count to rise as the season progresses since keeping him healthy for the playoffs is a priority, but it's embarrassingly obvious to everyone watching that the Chiefs are at a disadvantage every time Clyde steps on the field.

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