Former NFL Player Says Chiefs Used J.K. Dobbins As Leverage

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Written By Maya Cantina

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The Kansas City Chiefs made it known shortly after winning the Super Bowl championship in February that they wanted to run it back in order to make a run at an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl title.

Star tight end Travis Kelce decided to put off retirement for at least one more year, defensive lineman Chris Jones agreed to a new contract, and on Tuesday, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire agreed to a one-year contract.

The Chiefs did meet with running back J.K. Dobbins before Edwards-Helaire agreed to that deal, but former quarterback Chase Daniels said Kansas City did so only for leverage to entice Edwards-Helaire to stay.

While Isiah Pacheco was Kansas City’s leading rusher in 2023 with 935 yards and nine total touchdowns, Edwards-Helaire has been a nice change-of-pace tailback for them.

His workload has been trimmed over the last few years due to Pacheco’s emergence, but he still had 223 yards and one touchdown on 70 carries last year.

As a rookie in 2020, he carried the ball 181 times for 803 yards for four touchdowns while adding 297 yards and one touchdown as a receiver.

The Chiefs had always been a big-play team under head coach Andy Reid and with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but in 2023, they changed to more of a dink-and-dunk team offensively.

Of course, the big issue surrounding the team right now is the car crash wide receiver Rashee Rice reportedly was involved in on Saturday in Dallas.

The crash involved a Chevrolet Corvette that is believed to be registered in Rice’s name, and his lawyer put out a statement saying he is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of the incident.

Chiefs Have Made A Decision About Clyde Edwards-Helaire




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