Whether head coach Andy Reid will admit it or not, the Kansas City Chiefs committed to a changing of the guard in Week 10 — seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco took over as the bell-cow running back of this offense.

KC has toyed with the idea of a three-pronged rotation for most of the season but with how little they run the football, it just hasn’t worked. Aside from a breakout run here or there, none of the ball carriers have been able to get into any sort of rhythm on the ground in 2022 and the Chiefs finally realized that their sporadic usage may have had something to do with that.

Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was clearly Pacheco’s show with veteran Jerick McKinnon as his main spell-back in passing situations. Fading first-round draft pick Clyde Edwards Helaire was nowhere to be found aside from two passing targets and four total snaps on offense.

There was one minor issue with this plan, however, Pacheco also serves as the primary kick returner — a grueling role that you do not want for your starting RB. This week, the Chiefs attempted to remedy that situation by claiming a new return specialist, but their plans were foiled by another NFL franchise.

Chiefs Target RB/KR Eno Benjamin on Waivers

ESPN NFL insider Field Yates had the scoop on the morning of November 16. “New [Houston] Texans RB Eno Benjamin was sought after on waivers,” he tweeted, “the Chiefs, [New Orleans] Saints and [Seattle] Seahawks also put a claim in on him, per source.”

New Texans RB Eno Benjamin was sought after on waivers, the Chiefs, Saints and Seahawks also put a claim in on him, per source.

The Broncos also put in a claim on DB Justin Layne, who went to the Bears with higher priority.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 16, 2022

Benjamin was surprisingly released by the Arizona Cardinals on November 14 despite starting three games in 2022 when starter James Conner was sidelined. The 23-year-old also outpaced Conner in production with 0.5 more yards per carry.

More importantly for Chiefs fans, Benjamin was a kick return specialist with 15 returns over his 19-game career. Make no mistake, that’s why general manager Brett Veach targeted him off waivers and it should tell you that KC is planning …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Chiefs Target Potential Isiah Pacheco Replacement on Waivers: Report

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