NFL Rumors: Chiefs Expected To Re-Sign RB McKinnon

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to re-sign running back Jerick McKinnon before the 2023-24 season kicks off, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Kansas City General Manager Brett Veach had also spoken about the possibility of re-signing their running back via his video presser with reporters on Monday.

"Obviously, we have a longstanding relationship with Jerick and we've had communication, so I wouldn't be surprised if something got done with him soon," Veach said. 

McKinnon, who helped the Chiefs out of the backfield on the road to their Super Bowl LVII victory over the Eagles, had a career resurgence for Kansas City in 2022. He posted 10 touchdowns (nine receiving and one rushing), while rushing for 803 yards of total scrimmage. His dual-threat capabilities is something the Chiefs would like to bring back, especially if it increases their chances to defend their title later this year.  

The 30-year-old veteran runner was originally drafted by the Vikings as a third-rounder (96th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons in Minnesota before moving on to the 49ers for a lone season, and now has the possibility of staying put in Kansas City, which would make it his third straight year as a Chief. 

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