From the FanPosts -Joel
That's right, Jamaal Charles is coming off another mind blowing season. In 2013, Jamaal put up unbelievable numbers to help the Kansas City Chiefs make a huge turnaround from 2-14 to the 11-5 playoff team that unfortunately fell short in January. Over the last six-seasons, Jamaal has been a player you can count on to move the ball. He has maintained a 5.6-yards per carry average over his career.2013 stats (via KCChiefs.com)
- 259 carries (17.3 per game)
- 1,287 yards (5.0 avg),
- 85.8 yards-per-game average
- 12 rushing TDs (tied for an NFL-best)
- Longest Run - 46 yards (Nov. 24, 2013 vs SD), 6 runs of 20+ yards
- 72 first downs (27.8% of his carries resulted in a first down)
He could become the Chiefs all-time leading rusher during the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos in Denver, Colorado!Chiefs all-time rushing leader (by attempts)
Jamaal Charles been given the ball 1,043 times, which puts him fourth all time for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is only 278 attempts shy of being the Chiefs all-time leader in attempts. He is only behind Larry Johnson (1,050), Ed Podolak (1,157), Christian Okoye (1,246), and Priest Holmes (1,321).
Jamaal Charles has averaged 173 attempts per season, which is skewed because of ACL injury attained during the 2011 season and the limited touches in his rookie campaign. He averaged 241 attempts per season when you remove 2008 and 2011 from the equation. He had 259 attempts in his first season under Andy Reid.
Jamaal Charles is among the leaders in many other statistics for the Chiefs, but where would you rank in the history of Chiefs running backs? How confident are you in Jamaal Charles going forward? If you are like me then you are glad that Knile Davis will likely provide Jamaal with adequate rest which should keep Jamaal fresh throughout the season and extend his career.