Charles & Chiefs Agree On Contract Extension

From St. Joseph, Missouri

It tells us plenty about the importance of Jamaal Charles that his holdout from training camp will be measured in minutes, rather than days.

By mid-day on Wednesday, the running back had agreed to a two-year extension on his contract, picking up $18 million in new cash for the effort. He’s now tied up for the next four seasons at something in the neighborhood of $28 million.

Charles was on his way to camp on Wednesday and should be on the field Thursday afternoon for the team’s first full-squad practice.

With the extension, Charles will receive $8.3 million this year rather than the $3.9 million due him under the contract he signed in December 2010.

The deal elevates him to a spot near the top of the league’s running backs.

8 Responses to “Charles & Chiefs Agree On Contract Extension”

  • July 23, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    On one hand, Thank goodness.
    On the other hand what does this do to signing Alex?
    Jamaal has a chance for the HOF but not if we never do any damage in the Playoffs.
    Alex wants to be respected as a great QB, he needs to win a Super Bowl for that to happen.
    Hopefully we can sign Alex and then tag Houston next year if needed.

  • July 23, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    I understand he’s great and worth it without a doubt. What is hard to understand how none of these athletes honor their own contract and continually want a “new deal”. Don’t we all want a new deal????

  • July 23, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Chuck, have you never wanted a raise? Have you never asked for a raise?

    And if your career might last one more game or maybe three more years. And you are really, really good. Why not? This is, after all, a game; play it well.

    Chuck, storm into work Thursday, affront your boss, tear off your apron and demand a raise.

    Let me know how that works for you.

  • July 23, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    cychief. Listen. I like Alex. But if I was his agent I would tell him to run like hell to another team.

    Last year in the playoffs, 28-0 halftime and we lose.

    Brutal line up of games this year.

    Three OL guys are gone. WR’s are weak; TE is injury prone. A great running back with no back up.

    The best pass result is to a slot or RB. Because the OL may look like a sieve.

    And, play off wise, the D, like last year,may look like S.

    And look where Bob ended up positioning the Chiefs.

    If I was his agent I’d not be in a hurry to sign with the Chiefs. If I was his agent I, ten percent, would find a safer place.

  • July 24, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    So I take it you cancelled your Season Tickets.

    Did TV coverage not mention the 6 injuries we had at Indy? Because my son and I were there and we saw 6 Chiefs go down in that game.

  • July 24, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Nope. Got them Tuesday from FedX.

    Just plan on drinking more beer before and after than last year. Going to ride this year out just like a whole bunch of years before.

    You bet injuries did us in. But good teams understand injuries happen and keep good subs to fill in.

  • July 24, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Hey John; Your advice worked!!!! I ripped off my apron and started strangling my boss with it. Between last breaths and gasps he said “Ok, Ok, I’ll throw in an extra .15 cents an hour!!!!! Yipee. Thanks for the advice John.

  • July 24, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Chuck, you are very welcomed. Remember, actions can speak louder than words.

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