RB Jamaal Charles Retires From NFL

RB Jamaal Charles Retires From NFL

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has chosen to leave the game of football today. At 31 years of age, Charles rushed for 7,563 yards and 44 touchdowns in his 11-year career. Injuries had hampered his longevity and after 2014 he never eclipsed 1,000 yards in a single season ever again.

At age 32 Charles is the definition of “what could have been?” when we talk about NFL careers destroyed by injuries or out of football variables. When he played a full season, he was a huge part in his team’s success. His peak was at age 27 in 2013 when he rushed for 1,278 yards and 12 touchdowns bringing the Chiefs to a wild-card position in the playoffs. Unfortunately, his longevity was shot and once he was let go from the Kansas City Chiefs, he was never a top option and was always banged up with an injury.

He has chosen to sign a one day deal with the very team that drafted him in the Chiefs. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos and briefly a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. A player that ultimately was forced to miss out on a lengthy career due to injury, it’s something we see too often in the National Football League. Charles is just another example.

Photo Source: Ed Zurga / AP Photo

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