Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles isn’t satisfied just being one of the best running backs in the NFL today. He wants to be one of the best running backs in NFL history.
Charles told the Associated Press he that wants to be mentioned in the same breath as Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders.
“It’s all about staying consistent,” Charles said. “I want to be in the Hall of Fame when I retire. I want to win a championship. That’s what it’s all about.”
If a running back’s only job were breaking long runs, Charles would already be among the NFL’s all-time greats: Charles has averaged 5.6 yards a carry in his career, the highest average for any running back in NFL history.