Chris Chambers revived his career with a great stretch run last year in Kansas City, and re-signed with the Chiefs for $12 million over three years, including at base salary of $1.9 million this season.
He’s been a healthy scratch the last two weeks.
Meanwhile, 2009 No. 3 overall pick defensive end Tyson Jackson fully practiced for three weeks before even getting back on the gameday roster after a knee injury. He wasn’t even on the injury report in Week Six, and he didn’t play. He’s appeared to put on weight, according to the Kansas City Star .
Jackson is playing behind guys like Shaun Smith and Wallace Gilberry, unable to contribute when he was supposed to be a “safe” if unexciting top-five pick. (Jackson did return to the lineup as a backup in Week Seven against the Jaguars.)
A lot of coaches says the “best players play” but not all of them follow through. The Chiefs are playing the best guys instead of making their draft picks or free agent signings look good. It’s working.
Chambers says he is frustrated, and the situation reminds him of his last days in San Diego.
“You kind of don’t know what the coaches are thinking,” Chambers told Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star. “Or what their expectations are of you and where their
We think it’s pretty clear: They don’t have much confidence in Chambers or Jackson until both players can show they are worth the money.