Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball as Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (52) attempts the tackle during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs' Andy Reid said he expects to lighten Jamaal Charles' workload next season


The Kansas City Chiefs have made running back Jamaal Charles the focal point of their offense. In 2014 the Chiefs could be looking to reduce his workload and get Knile Davis more involved.

From ESPN.com:

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid answered some questions from reporters Thursday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. One of the topics was the possibility of reducing the workload on running back Jamaal Charles.

Reid indicated the Chiefs intended to do that by playing Knile Davis more than they did last season, when he was a rookie. In the regular season the Chiefs gave the ball to Davis 81 times between pass receptions and handoffs. More than half of those touches came in the season’s final four games after Davis became more comfortable with the NFL and the things the Chiefs asked him to do.

“As we went on, we were able to do that with Knile,” Reid said. “Knile was a rookie and he was learning every week and getting better every week. As the season went on we were able to give him the ball a little bit more. Coming into this season, we’ll be able to mix it up a little bit better than what we did early in the season last year.”

Davis is recovering from a broken leg suffered in the playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  • Bigtexjayhawk

    My dream is to find another diamond in the rough this year like Lache Seastrunk or Devonta Freeman. JC is going to wear down so let go to battle with a 3 RB rotation