Reports about Jamaal Charles free agency situation is once again the hot topic of online news as of late. Latest news is linking him to the Philadelphia Eagles as his possible destination next season. Will he be a perfect fit for the Eagles offense?
Jamaal Charles was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Upon his arrival, he became one of the main offensive weapons for the Chiefs as he surpassed the 1000+ yards five times in his career. But injuries the past two seasons slowed him down that greatly affected his production.
And just last month, the Kansas City Chiefs decide to cut ties with Jamaal Charles and surprisingly release him. Now that he is a free agent, it seems that no teams have takers for Charles for quite some time. But recent reports are now saying that the Philadelphia Eagles are considering of adding the 30-year old running back to their fold.
According to Metro.us, the Philadelphia Eagles do need some help on the running back position with Ryan Matthews being bugged by recent injuries while Darren Sproles is allegedly set to retire. And there is no doubt that Jamaal Charles is the best available option for the Eagles as a perfect substitute for them.
Aside from that, Jamaal Charles will never have a hard time of adjusting to the Philadelphia Eagles system. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was once the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chief and coached Charles for three years. And if Charles and the Eagles will agree to terms, it will give coach Pederson another offensive firepower at his disposal.
In nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jamaal Charles was able to register 7,260 rushing yards and 43 rushing touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles could also use his receiving skills as he was able to put up 285 excellent reception for 2,457 yards and 20 touchdowns in 103 games he has played.
Will the Philadelphia Eagles take a chance of getting Jamaal Charles in the market?