The Kansas City Chiefs made a huge change to their offense this week and it has fans going crazy.
Chiefs rookie RB Isiah Pacheco took the first-team reps in practice this week and will be getting his first career start on Sunday against the 49ers.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport broke the news:
This move may be a way to spark the Chiefs’ running game which has been almost non-existent. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been the primary back this season, averaging 4.3 yards per rush.
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In a smaller sample size – Pacheco has averaged 4.8 yards per carry. The most time he has saw on the field was came in the Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He turned 11 carries into 63 yards; seven of those attempts gained at least six yards.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy had already indicated a change could be coming soon.
“We also know (that) next week or this particular week, it could be Clyde (Edwards-Helaire), (Isiah) Pacheco, it could be (Michael) Burt(on), it could be Pat (Mahomes) making plays with his legs,” said Bieniemy. “It could be Mecole (Hardman), so next man up.”
Pacheco was a seventh-round draft pick of the Chiefs in the 2022 NFL draft out of Rutgers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.