Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk is wondering why the Kansas City Chiefs are still holding onto running back Jamaal Charles after a season in which he suffered a torn ACL and both Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West filled in admirably.
“The conversation is, ‘Why does Kansas City keep Jamaal Charles when you saw Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West? For what reason?'” Faulk recently asked the Kansas City Star. “I can’t even see what reason they would continue to pay (him) if they have a way of getting up from under that contract and dispersing money elsewhere to fill some of the gaps that they have. And that’s just real talk — that’s the business of the game.
“I love Jamaal, and I think he could find another home. I think there’s a lot left in him. But looking at what went on when he went down in Kansas City, are his days possibly numbered there?”
Faulk was impressed with how ready Ware and West were to step in for Charles.
“First of all, they were ready to play,” Faulk said of West and Ware. “For guys who hadn’t had a lot of playing time, how they stepped up and shared the load (was impressive). Both having the ability to run inside and outside, they both catch the ball pretty well, and probably the most important thing is in pass protection: They understood not just who to get, but how to get guys.”
Charles is a talented player, but I agree with Faulk when wondering why the Chiefs are still holding onto him at the age of 29.