KANSAS CITY – The Chiefs have really always had a good running back room. Long ago, it was Priest Holmes leading the group, running through defenders. Then it was Jamaal Charles, running past defenders.

Last season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the second-year running back picked in the first round, was the leader of the room.

There were points last year when fans did not think that Edwards-Helaire was the best running back on the team. Sometimes it was Darrel Williams, who is no longer on the team.

Other times, especially during the playoffs, it was Jerick McKinnon, whose run in the postseason was incredible. Now, the Chiefs are bringing him back.

Chiefs bring back McKinnon on one year deal

It is with many people’s understanding that McKinnon wanted to see what he was worth in free agency. Maybe he thought that his post-season run could help his value. However, it appears it did not help much. Or at least, as much as he would have liked.

It is okay for a player like McKinnon to see if there is any way he can get more money on a team that is better for his situation. Especially with Ronald Jones II now on the Chiefs.

However, that does not always go his way. Prior to McKinnon returning, the running back room was likely going to be a bit different than last season.

With Williams gone, Jones now on the team, and Derrick Gore emerging as a great backup, the Chiefs running back room is very different from last season.

Now, the 30-year-old veteran that is McKinnon will probably make the roster as a backup running back.

This one-year deal is great for the Chiefs and McKinnon. He was able to provide great running out of the backfield, as well as pass-catching last season. That is what the Chiefs like to do with their running backs.

The details on the contract are not yet out, but what we do know is that it is a team-friendly one-year deal. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN broke the story.

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