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Chiefs sign Jamaal Charles to five-year extension

In three years with the Chiefs Jamaal Charles has emerged as one of the best running backs in football, and now he’s being rewarded.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chiefs and Charles reached an agreement on a five-year, $32.5 million deal that includes $13 million guaranteed.

Although he’s had to split carries with Thomas Jones this season, Charles already has 1,137 yards, third best in the NFL, and a league-leading average of 6.2 yards a carry.

In his three-year career, Charles has 439 carries for 2,614 yards, a 6.0-yard average.

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23 Responses to “Chiefs sign Jamaal Charles to five-year extension”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2010 1:19 PM

    I’d rather have Mcfadden.

  2. mataug says: Dec 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    6.2 YPC for season
    6.0 YPC for career

  3. Dynasty says: Dec 11, 2010 1:22 PM

    Picked him up early last year, waited….when they let go of LJ i knew i hit the jackpot = Fantasy Title. Drafted him this year, when there was doubters. Thanks Jamaal and Congrats on a new deal. This guy is a fantasy STUD plain and simple!

  4. barneyrumble says: Dec 11, 2010 1:31 PM

    Five years seems like a long time for a running back to get signed for in this day of injury and fake grass, but he has earned it and the Chiefs could be a force in the next two years. They might surprise some people in the playoffs this year.

  5. ninerfaithful says: Dec 11, 2010 1:35 PM

    Still amazes me how he slipped to the 3rd round

  6. haleyistheman00 says: Dec 11, 2010 1:35 PM

    Huge ….Go Chiefs!!!!

  7. kimcon22000 says: Dec 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Thomas Jones baby!!!!

  8. thegreatwhitemidget says: Dec 11, 2010 2:03 PM

    He deserves it he’s gonna have to carry the team Sunday against the chargers

  9. luvmesmchiefs says: Dec 11, 2010 2:22 PM

    Thank God! Was not looking to this being a distraction in the off season. Another sign that the new mgmt has a clue. War-Chiefs over the Jets 24-7.

  10. luvmesmchiefs says: Dec 11, 2010 2:24 PM

    In the first round of playoffs at Arrowhead.

  11. b7p19 says: Dec 11, 2010 2:25 PM

    GREAT deal for the Cheifs. Five years will take him to his age 29 year. At 6 mil a year this is a really good deal for the team.

  12. 49erman says: Dec 11, 2010 2:26 PM

    Rather have McFadden, huh? McFadden can’t every stay healthy as he seems to be always dinged up with some minor injury.

    Thomas Jones has helped share the load with Charles, but Charles has been so productive even with sharing time. He is an explosive RB and is a good receiver out of the backfield. Without Charles, the Chiefs are only an average team.

  13. crossbuckpass says: Dec 11, 2010 3:10 PM

    @joetoronto –

    Newsflash: Nobody cares what you think.


  14. clintonrb says: Dec 11, 2010 4:34 PM

    mcfadden huh? he disappears in games..

    charles is always doing something…

    what are darrins numbers vs jamaal?

  15. raiders757 says: Dec 11, 2010 5:50 PM

    Good move by the Chiefs. I hate to say it, as I’m a Raiders fan, but the kid is a damn good back.

  16. dugedug62 says: Dec 11, 2010 6:10 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 11, 2010 1:19 PM
    Iā€™d rather have Mcfadden.

    F’in canadian, go watch the CFL.

  17. 49erman says: Dec 11, 2010 6:31 PM


    182 carries 1137 yards rushing 3 TD’s

    34 receptions 379 yards receiving 1 TD


    176 carries 870 yards rushing 5 TD’s

    36 receptions 351 yards receiving 2 TD’s

    Charles is a more consistent RB than McFadden.

  18. bwisnasky says: Dec 11, 2010 6:47 PM…&playerFour=Select+a+Player…

    Actually, they have quite similar numbers.. JC has played 2 more games and has more yardage and a higher YPC.. but McFadden has more touchdowns….. Truthfully though, both are having very good years…

  19. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2010 7:27 PM

    crossbuckpass says: Dec 11, 2010 3:10 PM

    @joetoronto –

    Newsflash: Nobody cares what you think.

    Then why did you reply?


  20. puddinpouch says: Dec 12, 2010 1:16 AM

    Two guys exchanging sarcastic “lol’s.”

    Go change each other’s mice.

  21. jfibertkc says: Dec 12, 2010 10:17 AM

    We are on the way. Now if only we could lock down Tamba Hali and draft another stud pass rusher like him next year, our defense will be top 5 easily.

  22. nosmak40 says: Dec 12, 2010 12:22 PM

    Why do you guys let joetoronto get to you? You’re doing exactly what he wants, just ignore him. You are letting an unhappy person who trolls Chiefs articles just so he can unleash his venom and draw you in and drag you down in the gutter. He makes statements like the Chiefs are irrelevant yet he takes the time to read and comment on all the Chiefs articles, it’s really just sad and I feel sorry for him. Yes, I pity his sad, pathetic life for this is all he has to live for.

  23. joetoronto says: Dec 12, 2010 9:49 PM

    Darren McFadden: 209 Yards 3 TDS
    Jamaal Charles: 49 Yards 0 TDS

    Hey, how’s it feel to be completely demolished by the team the Raiders rolled last week? šŸ™‚

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