Running back Jamaal Charles hasn’t been used a lot by the Chiefs as a receiver over the years. He did catch 45 passes in 2010, but that’s his career high.
Given the way HC Andy Reid uses his backs, as prolific receivers out of the backfield, Charles can probably count on breaking his personal best for pass receptions this year.
“I’m happy I can catch out of the backfield more,’’ Charles said. “This is the most movement I’ve been (asked to do) in five years in the league, shifting and motion. This is the most I’ve ever (done). I have to get my mind right and my body in shape for this type of offense.’’
Charles may not see as many rushes as he did in 2012 (285), but McCoy averaged 20.5 touches per game in the last three seasons, which is more than the 18.0 that Charles averaged in the same span (and the 20.0 touches he averaged in 2012). The Kansas City offense should improve, which should lead for more redzone touches as well.