One storyline to watch for Super Bowl LIV: Sounds like #Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy may be inactive tomorrow, sources say. That’s the way it’s heading at this point. Two RBs would be active, but KC would use the spot to add depth on the D-line or another key area.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 1, 2020
The news should come as no surprise, with McCoy playing only one snap in the team’s Divisional round against the Houston Texans and then being inactive for the AFC title game against the Tennessee Titans. McCoy last had a carry in the Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos during Week 15.
Rapoport added that the expectation is for Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson to be the Chiefs’ active running backs. Williams has taken the majority of reps at the position to this point in Kansas City’s postseason run.
In the team’s two playoff games, Williams has 29 rushes for 92 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, as well as seven catches for 65 yards and one touchdown through the air. The rookie Thompson has only seen the field for 12 offensive plays in the postseason.