The Kansas City Chiefs’ ground game has gone through a few changes in recent weeks, but throughout it all there’s one man who has been left out of the mix.
The Chiefs signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones during the offseason. And while many thought he would factor into the KC backfield equation immediately, that hasn’t been the case… Not even close.
Seven weeks into the season, Jones hasn’t even dressed for a single game. Instead, he’s taken a backseat to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon and rookie Isiah Pacheco. And to make matters worse, the Chiefs’ have emerged in trade rumors involving various running backs ahead of the deadline.
Should they add another rusher before the November 1st deadline, it would make things that much more difficult for Ronald Jones to get even a sniff of playing time.
All of this has the former second-round pick from 2018 wanting out. But rather than make his demands privately, Jones came out on Twitter to issue his request to the Chiefs.
Jones is only signed on for one season in Kansas City, at $1.5-million. Should the Chiefs release him now, they would save half of that amount against this year’s cap.
Seeing as how they’re pretty tight against the cap, but still looking to add some talent at the trade deadline, it would seem to make sense for all parties to simply part ways.
Add it all up, and it wouldn’t shock us if Ronald Jones gets what he wants in the coming days.