3 Free Agent RBs the Chiefs Could Still Sign

Jerick McKinnon scored 16 TDs in three seasons with the Chiefs
Jerick McKinnon scored 16 TDs in three seasons with the Chiefs / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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One of the few uncertainties about the Chiefs' roster for the 2024-25 season is who will serve as the third running back. Jerick McKinnon is still a free agent and Kansas City hasn't indicated what player will take over his role, if he stays unsigned.

Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are the presumptive top two on the depth chart, but there's a jumbled mess of names after that. La'Mical Perine was released, though Deneric Prince, Keaontay Ingram, undrafted rookies Emani Bailey and Carson Steele, and even Louis Rees-Zammit all remain.

If none of those players seize the job, there are still a few free agent backs who could provide some depth, but that market is dwindling. Let's take a look at three options who could be a fit for the Chiefs.

3 Free Agent RBs the Chiefs Could Sign

1. Matt Breida

Just like Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida is an athletic, former Kyle Shanahan running back with pass-catching chops approaching 30 years old. He spent the last two seasons with the Giants and could enjoy a similar career resurgence that McKinnon did, though most likely not as effectively.

Breida averages 4.6 yards per carry and 7.8 yards per catch for his career. His best season came in 2018 with the 49ers when Breida amassed 965 yards from scrimmage in 14 games. He's probably slower now ran but a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine, so he's another speed demon that Andy Reid could get creative with.

I'd only be interested in signing Breida if the backs on the roster already don't cut it, though his dual-threat skillset is intriguing nonetheless.

He's only had 575 carries and 120 receptions in his career. We're not talking about a heavily-used and exhausted player. Similar to McKinnon, maybe Breida still has some juice left in the tank.

It'd at least be worth a workout to find out. If Brett Veach and Reid aren't happy with the players they've got, Breida makes sense. With OTAs under way, we'll have a clearer idea soon.