Built different: Jerick McKinnon's speed sets him apart in Kansas City
The veteran running back showed he can add something the Chiefs already-potent offense desperately needed.
I’ll be straight to the point; I woke up sick this morning. Don’t worry, I’m fine. My entire family has gone through a cold recently, and after I thought I had gotten lucky (I was fine until today), it cam crashing through like an Andy Reid Kool-Aid man gif. It sure would’ve been nice if someone had warned me prior to having 5 kids how much more often you get sick. I mean, I still would’ve had them, but at least I would’ve felt prepared.
Anyways, that’s a long road to a short thought, which is this: I need to write about Jerick McKinnon in this Chiefs offense because it’s important, but we’re going to do it quick and efficient-like so I can go to sleep.
The first thing to know about what I’m about to talk about is none of this is an indictment on the Chiefs’ running backs not named McKinnon. CEH, Williams, and Gore have all contributed to wins this year and shown a diverse skillset. Each of them brings something unique to the table. McKinnon is no different, it just so happens that his skillset might fit better with what the Chiefs need in their offense more than anyone else. And that includes Clyde.
Let’s talk about that, starting with explosion.
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