Chiefs Bring Back Surprise Veteran Who Seemed as Good as Gone

The Chiefs reportedly re-signed RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal
The Chiefs reportedly re-signed RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs made a surprising move on Tuesday, re-signing veteran RB and former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal to stick around as one of Isiah Pacheco's primary backups.

Kansas City was reportedly also visiting with J.K. Dobbins, who was drafted in the same class as Edwards-Helaire, making this a bit of a stunner given the expectations the Chiefs would acquire the former Ravens RB.

Nonetheless, this maintains the continuity that Kansas City prioritized this offseason by bringing back the majority of the Super Bowl-winning roster.

Chiefs News: KC Re-Signs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

It's been a whirlwind of a last couple of years for Edwards-Helaire. He went from much-maligned bust to celebrated backup, performing admirably down the stretch as Pacheco dealt with an injury.

Edwards-Helaire finished the 2023 season with only 223 rushing yards, but added 188 receiving yards and a pair of TDs combined. His knowlege of the offense and trust with Patrick Mahomes make him a valuable contributor, capable of filling in as the starting back should Pacheco miss any time again.

His best performance came against the Patriots, notching 101 yards from scrimmage with a spectacular leaping TD grab that'll be replayed on season highlight tapes for years to come.

We don't know what will happen with the Dobbins situation, but this move brings stability and experience to a critical position in the offense. Chiefs Kingdom should be very happy indeed.

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