The Kansas City Chiefs offense is set to look drastically different in Week 13 and for the remainder of the 2018 NFL season. On Friday, the Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt shortly after a video of him was made public. In the video first released by TMZ, he’s seen arguing with a woman and proceeds to both push and then later kick her while on the ground.
The Chiefs revealed a statement on Friday, revealing their decision to release Hunt following the incident.
With the team making a quick decision on the 23-year-old running back, there will now be a new starting running back and different look on offense. The Chiefs currently sit at 9-2 on the season and their new potential starter boasts some intriguing upside in his own right.
Let’s take a look at the Chiefs’ updated depth chart following the release of Hunt, and specifically lay out the likely plan at the position.
Chiefs Depth Chart on Offense Following Kareem Hunt’s Release
QB: Patrick Mahomes*, Chad Henne
RB: Spencer Ware*, Damien Williams, Darrel Williams
FB: Anthony Sherman*
WR: Tyreek Hill*, Sammy Watkins*, Demarcus Robinson, Chris Conley, Marcus Kemp
TE: Travis Kelce*, Demetrius Harris, Deon Yelder
LT: Eric Fisher*, Cam Erving
LG: Cam Erving*, Kahlil McKenzie
C: Mitch Morse*, Austin Reiter, Jimmy Murray
RG: Andrew Wylie*, Jeff Allen
RT: Mitchell Schwartz*, Andrew Wylie
It seems like the clear-cut decision that the Chiefs will roll with Spencer Ware as the new starter. While he’s totaled just 22 carries for 124 yards this season, he’s flashed upside as a pass-catcher, hauling in 14 passes for 165 yards. He’s also seen far more work than the new backup, Damien Williams, who has just three rushing attempts for one yard this season.
Source: Heavy Sports