Jamaal Charles Likely Done With Football

Former Chiefs great Jamaal Charles says he has “probably” played his final down of football. In a post on Instagram, Charles hinted strongly at retirement. 

I’m so thankful and grateful,” Charles wrote. “Thanks Jaguars for opportunity. It probably was my last chance putting on a jersey again.”

Charles was once one of the NFL’s most electrifying running backs. When he was young, healthy, and a member of the Chiefs, he had some brilliant seasons in Kansas City, including a 2010 campaign in which he ran for 1,467 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry. Unfortunately, time is not kind to running backs, and he has not topped 1,000 yards since the 2014 season due to aging and injuries.

This year, Charles hooked on with the Jaguars to help fill in for the injured Leonard Fournette. However, after the acquisition of Carlos Hyde, he was no longer needed. He’s technically a free agent, but it doesn’t sound like Charles will be seeking work.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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12 comments on “Jamaal Charles Likely Done With Football

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I’m going to count to ten and then check for the update where Manish Mehta reports that the Jets are reaching out.

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    • Ironman_4life

      I think so based on his yards per carry record. Adrian peterson is also a hall of famer

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      • RockHard

        NO WAY. He was a solid pro. A pro bowl caliber player but his peak was WAYYY to shirt..this isn’t even a legit discussion

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        • johnny53811

          But would voters take into consideration that he had some severe injuries? It’s not like he just stopped playing well. He was hurt a lot.

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          • snotrocket

            Part of being an all time great who deserves hall of fame recognition is sustained success. It sucks he got hurt but the best ability is availability.

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            • crosseyedlemon

              The problem with your argument is that “sustained success” is a meaningless phrase that could have any number of games attached to it. Gale Sayers played fewer games than Charles and he is enshrined in Canton.

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  2. Z-A

    Jags didnt really even use him. 6Carrie’s, 2 games, in blowouts. Not ideal for a rb that was a workhorse to get back into the groove.

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  3. driftcat28

    I’ll never forget I started him in fantasy his first game starting (I was in real need of an RB that week) and this guy went off for like 40 something points

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  4. Mop Ball

    Jamaal is one of the all time great chiefs, and a terrific player in his prime. Wish him nothing but the best.

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