Kansas City Chiefs planning bigger workload for Jamaal Charles

Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is congratulated by quarterback Alex Smith (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the top teams in the NFL this season as they are off to their undefeated start, but they are still looking to get a key player of their offense more involved. Jamaal Charles has had just shy of 25 carries per game, but the team is reportedly planning a bigger workload for their star running back.

“He’s a guy who steadily wants a little more each week, a little more responsibility, and the more he gets comfortable in our system and what we’re asking him to do, we’ll put a little more on his plate,” offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said, via the Kansas City Star. “He’s so explosive, and we want to be able to use him in that fashion and create matchups in our favor.”

The problem with giving Charles an increased workload is that he has had some injury concerns in the past.

The good news for Charles is that he has been holding up so far this season despite the amount of touches he has had, and he has been able to work his way to being the NFL leader in yardage from the line of scrimmage.

If he can continue to hold up with the bigger workload, the Chiefs offense could become as dangerous as their defense.

Topics: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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