Veteran running back Jamaal Charles announced his retirement from the NFL on his official Instagram account this afternoon after an eleven-year stint in the league; nine of which were as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Charles inked a ceremonial one day contract with the team that drafted him 73rd overall out of the University of Texas in 2008.
The four-time pro bowler will bow out of the league, amassing 7,563 rushing yards, 2,593 receiving yards and 64 total touchdowns.
The Kansas City Chiefs official Instagram account posted this video of “The final handoff” between Charles and QB Patrick Mahomes:
Charles played in just three games in his final season in Kansas City before tearing his ACL and being placed on the injured reserve list. He made his way to the Denver Broncos in the 2017-18 season where he rushed for 296 yards and one touchdown. The following season, he found himself in Jacksonville, where he only played two games and took just six handoffs.
In true storybook fashion, it was always meant to be that he would make his way back to where it all began to officially retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.