The Kansas City Chiefs had high hopes for Clyde Edwards-Helaire when they picked him in the first round two years ago. He didn’t pay them all off, and they seemed to be done with him.
The former No. 32 had 803 yards of charge and four rush touches in 13 games as a rookie in 2020. He added 36 catches at 297 yards in the passing game.
It’s all gone downhill since then.
Edwards-Helaire had only 517 yards of charge and four hasty touchdowns in 10 games last season. He missed the time with a knee injury.
This year, Edwards-Helaire had a minor role in the offense, and that role has even diminished in recent times.
Edwards-Helaire played just 17% of Kansas City’s offensive plays in Week 9. He played just 6% of the team’s offensive plays in Week 10. Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon took over the top running back roles. for KC
Edwards-Helaire not only didn’t get a lot of hit, but the Captains put out a request to forego running this week’s Eno Benjamin again. Although Kansas City hasn’t been awarded Benjamin since the Texans 1-7-1 announced him, the move shows how unhappy the Chiefs are with their picks at the run. again.
Although they reserved the first pick for Edwards-Helaire, the future of the former LSU is working again with the Captains looking bleak. The captains buried him on their depth charts and are even looking to upgrade this week. That says it all.