Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk thinks Chiefs should cut Jamaal Charles

Should the Chiefs get rid of Jamaal Charles?

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Marshall Faulk, who became a first-ballot Hall of Fame running back in 2011, thinks it's a bad idea for Kansas City to keep Jamaal Charles -- their most proven offensive player.

Charles, 29, has played for the Chiefs since 2008. In 100 games, he's recorded more than 1,300 carries for more than 7,000 yards. His most impressive seasons, however, were in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Charles recorded a career-high 1,509 yards and the following season he added a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns and 7 receiving touchdowns.

After playing just five games and recording just 364 rushing yards last season, though, Faulk thinks that Charles has already seen his best days. Here's what Faulk told the Kansas City Star: 

“The conversation is, ‘Why does Kansas City keep Jamaal Charles when you saw Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West? For what reason?’

I can’t even see what reason they would continue to pay (him) if they have a way of getting up from under that contract and dispersing money elsewhere to fill some of the gaps that they have. And that’s just real talk — that’s the business of the game."

Faulk adds that Charles "has a lot left in him" but projects his days in K.C. are numbered. The Chiefs were 11-1 after Charles suffered the second season-ending ACL injury of his career last season. Ware averaged 5.6 yards per attempt last year with 36.6 yards per game and 6 rushing TD's; West had 4.0 yards per attempt with 42.3 yards per game and 4 rushing TD's.

With Seattle's Marshawn Lynch retired, Charles is currently the highest-paid running back in the league besides Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. Kansas City would reportedly save roughly $5.3 million if they released Charles.

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