C.J. Spiller looked like he was going to be much more than he has been in the NFL. But now, Andy Reid is going to see what he can squeeze out of him.
C.J. Spiller was one heck of an RB and projected well into the NFL at Clemson in 2009. So the Buffalo Bills couldn’t pass him up at No. 9 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. When he first got to the team, they brought him along gradually behind veteran Freddie Jackson.
Then in 2012, he took more of the load with over 1,200 yards, six TDs and a 6.0-yard per carry average. In 2013, he followed up with 933 yards, two TDs and 4.6 yards per carry. After that, the bottom fell out as injury after injury came for Spiller.
In 2014, it was more of the same before he moved on to the New Orleans Saints in 2015.The Saints released Spiller after one year then he played for the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks in 2016. Then Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they signed him.
Spiller is not without talent, he has that is spades, plus he fits into what Chiefs HC Andy Reid does. The problem with Spiller is he hasn’t been able to play in all 16 regular season games since 2012. So now, we’re left to wonder if this means Jamaal Charles is done in Kansas City.
Speaking of can’t stay healthy, Charles has played just eight games over the last two seasons with knee problems. His cap number is over $6.1 million and the Chiefs would get it all back if they cut him. So we can see why the Chiefs move on from one injury prone player to another.
We’ll see how it works out this season.