Kansas City Chiefs made a bold decision today cutting Jamaal Charles, a former top 5 running back in the league. Charles productivity has been derailed by injuries the last 2 seasons. As anyone that watches football consistently, injuries are apart of the violent game that is football. Once a team gets a whiff of a player being injury prone they just throw them away, and replace them with a new, younger, healthier talent. Unfortunately, for those former stars that's just the business of the game. However, the decision to do so is usually the right one because not many players comeback from major injury problems and maintain the same level of play. In some cases the player won't miss a beat and the team will regret the move, although the Chiefs won't run into that state of regret due to their current situation.
Jamaal Charles wasn't a huge cap hit, so releasing him wasn't a decision based purely on financials. His injury problems are definitley a cause for concern, but when you have a player that is as talented as Charles when healthy, it's hard to just give that up for nothing. Also, Charles had one year left on his deal so what's the big deal if he gets hurt or doesn't perform at a high level, he's gone at the end of the season, and if he plays great like we know he can he could bring that offense to a whole new level. Now, the Chiefs do have Spencer Ware, who they like, he's young and proved he can carry the workload, so they may just be ready to move onto him to let him flourish. I believe that's the reason they decided to move on save money and stress, and his replacement has already taken over the lead back position.
Anyways, Jamaal Charles should attract a lot of attention during the free agency period. Teams are going to be more than willing to take a chance on a former stud, who has proved when healthy he's one of the best in the game. Giants, Eagles, Vikings, and Ravens are all teams that come to mind, when I think of possible destinations for Charles. I'm sure there's is a bunch more, but I think he'd be a great fit with any of those teams, and he'd come with a much cheaper price tag than Adrian Peterson.