Lost in the trade news this week was a report that the Kansas City Chiefs are retaining running back Ronald Jones. He’s clearly a playoff insurance policy.
Jones, who hasn’t played a single game this season, reportedly asked to be released from the team via Twitter last week.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler tweeted on Tuesday that the team has no plans to let him go.
Kansas City’s top three RBs look like they could shine and lead the team into the postseason.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco average carry over 4 yards. Edwards-Helaire and McKinnon rank his fifth on the team and his sixth in receptions. Pacheco, meanwhile, started in the Chiefs’ latest game, a 44-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Over the past four seasons, the team has needed a rusher from the bottom of the game’s depth charts since December. In 2018 and 2019, the Chiefs used Charkandrick West and Spencer Ware to treat injuries.
In 2020, Darrell Williams appeared in all 16 games but didn’t get much use until the playoffs. Coming into the postseason, Williams started the Chiefs divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns and rushed for 78 yards.He also threw his 13 for 52 yards in the Chiefs’ win over the Bills in his game for the AFC title. Recorded Rush.
McKinnon stepped in late last year. He had five rushing attempts and three receptions in the final game of the regular season. He then started his three playoff games, rushing for 150 yards. he was fresh
With 55 NFL appearances, Jones may not like it, but it’s clearly just expensive insurance.