Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was once one of the best running backs in football, but injuries then shortened what would have surely been a Hall-of-Fame career…
…or is Charles already Hall-of-Fame worthy as it is?
He seems to think so.
While Charles did not say for sure that he deserves to be enshrined, he did say that he should get some serious consideration:
“I mean, some of my numbers look way better than some people already in Canton,” Charles told TMZ Sports.
Here is something Charles can say: he averaged more yards per carry than any other running back in the history of the NFL, as he registered 5.49 yards per attempt over the course of his career.
“That tells you what type of player I was,” he said. “I gave it my all. Every time I touched the ball, I averaged six yards a carry basically.”
Charles played in two games with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being cut this past season and remains unsigned in free agency. He also told TMZ Sports that his NFL future is up in the air right now.
The 32-year-old made four Pro Bowls during his time with the Chiefs from 2008 through 2015, earning a pair of First-Team All-Pro selections and rushing for over 1,000 yards five times.
Charles also led the NFL in rushing touchdowns in 2013, punching in 12 scores while also racking up 1,287 yards.
Following his eight-year tenure in Kansas City, Charles spent one year with the Denver Broncos in 2017 before joining the Jaguars back in October.