Former Kansas City Chiefs players have a long history and have made important contributions to the NFL. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is home to a large number of the team’s players and coaches.
As Jamaal Charles was declared a nominee in his first year of eligibility, the franchise may have another former player receive the nomination for the most prestigious award in sports. Charles was one of 173 Modern-Era candidates for the Class of 2024, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame shared the news on social media. Nine more former players have been added to the roster for consideration for induction, including Charles.
The other eight first-time nominees are defensive linemen Julius Peppers and Haloti Ngata, tight end Antonio Gates, offensive linemen T.J. Lang, and Josh Sitton, and wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Jordy Nelson. In November, the list of Modern-Era Nominees will be whittled down from 173 to 25 Semifinalists.
Charles played with the Chiefs for nine seasons until retiring after the 2018 campaign, but throughout that time, he rose to become one of the league’s top running backs. His 7,260 running yards remain the highest in Chiefs history, and his 1,332 carries are second most in the history of the company. Additionally, the former third-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draught finished sixth all-time among Kansas City players with 64 touchdowns.