This offseason, the Chiefs doled out multi-year extensions to Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, the two running backs who serve as Jamaal Charles‘ primary backups. Those deals left Knile Davis in limbo, but the 24-year-old says that he wants to stay in KC.
“I hope so, but that’s not up to me,” Davis said about the possibility of remaining with the Chiefs (link via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com). “This is my team. I’m under contract. I’m here until I’m not.”
There were rumblings that the Chiefs were trying to shop Davis this spring, but the tailback claims that he never asked for a trade. Davis, meanwhile, reportedly requested a trade prior to the new extensions for West and Ware. The Dolphins also called the Chiefs about acquiring a running back in March and asked about all four tailbacks on KC’s depth chart, including Davis.
Last season, Davis’ main contribution came in the Wild Card playoffs when he opened up the contest against the Texans with a 106-yard kick return touchdown. Unfortunately, Davis faltered one week later against when his third quarter fumble allowed the Patriots to put the game away. In the regular season, Davis had just 28 total carries for 72 yards and one score. Over three seasons for the Chiefs, the former third-round pick has carried the ball 232 times for 777 yards, good for a 3.3 yards-per-carry average.
Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.