Report: Jamaal Charles won’t report to camp without new deal
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is arguably the most important player on the offense, and he knows it. He is reportedly willing to sit out of training camp until he gets paid what he is worth.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that, barring a contract breakthrough, the running back will not report for Kansas City Chiefs training camp Wednesday, according to a source familiar with Charles’ thinking.
Charles signed a six-year, $27.97 million contract in 2010 but is due just $3.65 million in 2014 — well below market value for a player who accounted for 35 percent of the Chiefs‘ offense in 2013.
A new contract would solve this problem, and most likely the Chiefs will pony up the cash to pay Charles before too much time passes, as they are trying to build on their playoff appearance in 2013.
Charles racked up 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns last season.