NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs Visiting With Running Back J.K. Dobbins

The Kansas City Chiefs are considering an intriguing gamble at running back. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs visited with former Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins on Tuesday.

Dobbins was once one of the league's most explosive and promising backs. After being drafted 55th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Dobbins rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie, averaging a scintillating 6.0 yards per attempt.

Unfortunately, a preseason ACL tear prior to the 2021 season utterly derailed Dobbins' career: He has appeared in a mere nine games over the three years since his rookie season. Still, he has remained productive and efficient when available, totalling 100 carries for 542 yards and three touchdowns over that period.

Given the fact that he'll likely have to play for close to the league minimum wherever he winds up, Dobbins could do a lot worse than the Super Bowl Champions. If he can stay healthy, he'd be a great fit for a Chiefs squad that doesn't really need a high-volume, workhorse running back. The Chiefs ranked 25th in rushing attempts in each of the past two years and won consecutive Super Bowls. For all his struggles, Dobbins has shown he can make the most of limited carries: His career average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt remains elite.

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