Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys At some point Wednesday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were speaking at the NFL Combine when the topic of Jamaal Charles came up.
The day before, of course, the Chiefs released their star running back and career leading rusher, whose playing time was limited the last year and a half because of knee issues. In the wake of that decision, the Chiefs’ primary decision-makers agreed on two things:
One, while the decision to cut Charles saved the Chiefs $6.1 million in cap room after safety Eric Berry signed a six-year, $78 million extension, it Cheap Jerseys wasn’t easy because of what Charles gave the club over the last nine years.
And two, they believe Charles might end up in Canton one day as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“You know what? He may be,” Dorsey said on Thursday. “He has some stats here to back that stuff up.”
Charles leaves the Chiefs with 7,260 yards, nearly 1,200 more than the franchise’s No. 2 rusher, Priest Holmes. Charles’ career yards-per-carry average of 5.5 ranks first among NFL running backs, ahead of Hall of Famers Jim Brown’s 5.2, Gale Sayers’ 5.0 and Barry Sanders’ 5.0.
But Charles ranks only 59th on the NFL career rushing list, and for modern backs 12,000 yards would appear to be the barrier for Hall of Fame entry. All the eligible retired backs who have rushed for that many are in.
That means Charles needs at least four more 1,000-yard seasons, which might be tricky considering he underwent minor surgeries on both knees in November.
The Chiefs, in fact, released Charles with a failed physical designation Tuesday, even though a source told The Star that day that Charles
Cheap nfl Jerseys expects to be 100 percent ready for offseason workouts. Dorsey said the Chiefs had to list Charles’ failed physical prior to his exit “due to revenue mechanisms that are in place down the road.”
It was just the latest disconnect between the franchise and the team icon about his health. Charles pushed back in January against the Chiefs’ ongoing characterization that there was swelling in his knee and also against any assumptions that the knee issues he had at the time were unprompted in a blog post on his website, jamaalcharles25.com.
“The story out in the world was that there was swelling in my knee that held me back, but that’s not what happened,” Charles wrote at the time. “The knee didn’t swell or anything like that. I didn’t get hurt in a game, either. I got hurt on the practice field.
“There’s been Customized Jerseys speculation that I tried to come back too quick, or that I wasn’t ready, but I honestly don’t think me coming back to play is what caused this to happen. I think, if anything, I was doing too much extra work on top of what I was doing with the team and the trainers.”
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