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Is Jamaal Charles' New Contract Good for the Chiefs?

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Charles is now locked up through his age-31 season. Did the Chiefs give too much?

What happens when you rush for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns and lead your team in receptions and receiving yards? Girlfriend's gonna get paaaaaid.

Of course in this instance, "Girlfriend" is Jamaal Charles, a certified man-beast who basically single-handedly carried the Kansas City offense to the playoffs last year. And get paid he did.

According to this ESPN article, it's a two-year extension for Charles that keeps him under contract through the end of the 2017 season. He'll make $18.1 million over the final two years and get a sizable raise over the next two. It's an okay day to be Jamaal Charles.

This brings up the question of whether or not this is also a good day for the Kansas City Chiefs. We all know how volatile the life of an NFL running back is, and Charles is already 27. Let's go through the pros and cons of this deal to see if we can come to a conclusion about whether or not this was the right things for the Chiefs to do.

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In This Article

Adrian Peterson
RB, Minnesota Vikings

Alex Smith
QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Donnie Avery
WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe
WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Frank Gore
RB, San Francisco 49ers

Jamaal Charles
RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Ladainian Tomlinson
RB, San Diego Chargers

Lesean McCoy
RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Willis McGahee
RB, Cleveland Browns

Junior Hemingway
WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Chad Hall
WR, Kansas City Chiefs

A.J. Jenkins
WR, Kansas City Chiefs

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