Star running back Jamaal Charles is reportedly set to put pressure on the Kansas City Chiefs as he searches for a big money contract by holding out from the team’s training camp.
Veterans report to Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University on Wednesday, but the belief is that Charles will not be there while he tries to get more money from the team.
According to ESPN.com, it appears that the Chiefs may have already known about Charles’ plan and they have reportedly already discussed a long-term contract with their top offensive weapon.
The report simply reads:
The Kansas City Chiefs have discussed a new contract with running back Jamaal Charles, sources said.
Charles is set to earn shy of $4 million in 2014 and he would like to have a salary that reflects what he has been able to do for the Chiefs offense since entering the league.
Last season, Charles accounted for 35 percent of the Chiefs offensive production, so he certainly brings unparalleled value to the franchise.
Whether or not a deal can be reached in time for the start of the season remains to be seen, but the fact that the two sides have already had contract negotiations could be a positive sign for everyone that is hoping to see Charles in a Chiefs uniform well beyond the 2015 season..