Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles would be an elite runner in any offense

It’s easy to overlook great players on mediocre teams, most of the time just aren’t that good, it’s just they are the best of a bad bunch. That doesn’t pertain to Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, he's the real deal and Andy Reid knows it.

Charles tore his ACL in 2011, but rebounded in 2012 for 1,509 yards rushing and 5 TD’s.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Charles in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft with the 73rd pick, and in 2010, Charles re-signed with the Chiefs reaching an agreement on a five-year, $32.5 million deal that includes $13 million guaranteed.

Reid wants to continue to get dividends on that investment.

“I think you can probably put him in any offense and he’s going to do a heck of a job. He’s a very good running back and there are probably a lot of coaches in this league that would like to have him.

He’s a heck of a player. I’m not going to change that. I’m going to give him an opportunity to do his thing and do what he does best. I look forward to working with him,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher of