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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles would have drawn more attention for coming back from a knee injury, but Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson went ballistic with over 2,000 yards and took up most of the press.
However, a 1,500 yard rusher is hardly something to sneeze at and for Charles, he’s just getting started.
Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson says that in 2013 Charles will be used even more and in multiple positions, he’ll be the swiss army knife the offense needs.
The team selected Charles in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft with the 73rd pick.
Charles had an all-pro caliber season, running for 1509 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Once again Charles proved to be very efficient running the ball as he managed a 5.3 yard per carry average on the year.
Pederson wants to utilize Charles running skills, but it’s in the passing game that his impact will be felt most.
"Obviously, we know what he did last year — Pro Bowl running back, had over 1,500 yards, excellent, excellent season," Pederson said, via Sean Keeler of Fox Sports.
"He's a guy that we can put in multiple spots. He's a sharp kid. He's worked extremely hard this offseason.
"Really, I think the sky is the limit with him with what we're trying to do. Just put him in different spots and using his ability to, again, create matchups defensively."
"You've seen him sprint out of the single receiver, and he'll come out of the backfield," Pederson continued. "He's a guy that needs to move around, and (one) you can put in different positions, motion out the back, shift him from the backfield. He catches the ball so well that you have to take advantage of that offensively."
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