When people watch the Kansas City Chiefs, most of them believe the best player on the team is RB Jamaal Charles. This is probably true since he is one of the best running backs in the National Football League, the center piece of the Chiefs offense, and a fantasy owner's best friend. Charles was drafted in the 2008 draft and was initially the backup to then Chiefs RB Larry Johnson. Now #25 has been the team's featured back and the center point to what the Chiefs did on offense in past seasons. The life of a running back in the NFL is a short one, but at age 26, Charles is still young and in his prime. The Chiefs drafted Knile Davis out of Arkansas this last draft to serve as the backup and complimentary back in Andy Reid's offense to be what Chiefs fans hope a lethal 1-2 punch. And Charles believes this new offense is going to be perfect for him.
"This offense might be the best thing that ever happened to me," Charles said, via the Kansas City Star. "I think this offense will get me open. They're going to throw me the ball more. I think I'll continue to stack Pro Bowls on Pro Bowls if I can stay healthy."
Chiefs fans know all too well the season that Jamaal missed in 2011 when he tore his ACL in Week 2 in Detroit. When he is healthy, he is one of the most explosive players on the field. With head coach Andy Reid's new offense, the running back is used in a lot of different ways. So Charles is going to be a forceful weapon in 2013 not only running the rock but catching it as well. One of the things that Andy Reid's former player and Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook did so well was catching the football out of the backfield and exploding up field. Charles will play a similar role this season.
Screen plays, shovel passes, and reverses are some of the play calls Chiefs fans can expect to see this season not only with Charles but the other explosive players on this offense. If the offensive line comes together and builds great chemistry, then as Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said, "the sky's the limit" with what Jamaal Charles can do. The team is preparing #25 to do more of what he has done in the video above.
WR Dwayne Bowe predicted earlier this offseason that Charles will lead the league in rushing and he will lead the league in receiving. It certainly sounds like the Chiefs key players are excited about the new offense and are confident about their potential. They also mentioned multiple Pro Bowls, but Chiefs fans only hope for one thing: victories.
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