Jerick McKinnon returns to Chiefs

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Jerick McKinnon is returning to Kansas City.

McKinnon has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiefs, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

A 2014 third-round draft pick of the Vikings, McKinnon spent four years as Minnesota’s No. 2 running back, and that led San Francisco to sign him to a four-year, $30 million contract in 2018. That proved to be a major mistake, with McKinnon struggling to stay healthy and totaling just 81 carries for 319 yards before getting released after three seasons.

Last year McKinnon signed with the Chiefs and carried 12 times for 62 yards, while also catching 13 passes for 107 yards. This year the Chiefs will see if McKinnon can make the roster and perhaps make a bigger contribution.

10 responses to “Jerick McKinnon returns to Chiefs

  1. He was a surprise by the end of the season and I’m surprised he’s still available.. despite limited carries, 5 yards a carry seems to indicate he could be pretty good. With Clyde needing to prove his health/durability, it’s a good signing either way.

  2. He was a really good #2 in Minnesota. Am I mistaking or did he look pretty good on the playoffs?

  3. McKinnon is solid signing for the Chiefs offense….I think last season he got stuck behind Edwards-Helaire and Darrell Williams…I am hoping if he produces again well in the preseason this year the Chiefs give him a fair shot to show what he has in the regular season.

  4. McKinnon played well at end of season and playoffs last year. Definitely glad to see him back with the CHiefs.

  5. On the one hand I feel bad for his injuries (he’s a good dude), but on the other hand he did get paid major bank by the 49ers for essentially 4 years of rehab.

  6. looked better in the playoffs than any kc back did all last year. gotta give him another opportunity.

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