KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Safety Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball upfield after making an interception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The NFL Network is doing a series called "32 in 32" where they take a look at every NFL team before training camp and yesterday they covered the Kansas City Chiefs. You can see a snippet of the video here.
Luckily, we don't have to truly decide the answer to this. Both are healthy and expected to be 100 percent at training camp later this month, but it is a good Friday afternoon question, and an extremely hard one to answer.
On the one hand, we saw what a Charles-less offense can do (or, more accurately, can't do) last year when Charles went down in Week 2. The Chiefs were one of the worst offenses in the league and Charles was coming off a near-historic rushing season. So, yeah, he's pretty damn important.
On the other hand, the Chiefs are now playing in a division with Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, two of the best quarterbacks in the. Add that to the general rise of the passing game, and you can see how important it is to have Berry, who hides some weaknesses in the secondary via his ability to do just about anything.
If I absolutely had to pick one, I guess it'd be Charles, but I can see arguments both ways. Who are you taking between the two?
If you had to pick one...
Jamaal Charles (781 votes)
Eric Berry (776 votes)
1557 total votes