By all accounts from Chiefs camp, Isiah Pacheco has been impressive out of the backfield — displaying a strong ability to both run it and catch it. Perhaps as a signal of how important he could be to the offense, he played only eight snaps in Kansas City’s preseason opener. He took a pair of carries for 6 yards and caught a 5-yard pass.
According to the story, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy called Pacheco “a very confident young man.” He added Pacheco plays hard and he's doing a great job and has a great work ethic. He also said one of the toughest things is allowing the game to come to him and learning to be patient. Keep in mind Pacheco is a seventh round pick and is still battling veterans like CEH, McKinnon and Jones. However at this point, nothing seems set in stone when it comes to this backfield. The team clearly went away from CEH in the playoffs last year and McKinnon seemed to be more trusted. Snaps and touches could be up for grabs here.