‘The final handoff’: Jamaal Charles takes one more handoff before he retires from NFL as a Chief

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before officially retiring from the NFL as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs,  running back Jamaal Charles took one more handoff, this one from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs shared a slow-motion video of the big moment. Head coach Andy Reid can be seen watching, as well as Chiefs players and Charles’ family.

Charles signed a one-day contract with the Chiefs so he can retire from the NFL “in red.”

Charles began his professional career in Kansas City when the Chiefs picked him up in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was the 73rd overall pick.

The four-time Pro Bowl running back is the team’s all-time rushing leader with 7,260 yards in his career with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs released Charles in February of 2017. Charles tore his ACL in week 5 of the 2015 season and struggled to fully recover during the 2016 season. Overall, he carried the ball 12 times that season for 40 yards in three games and scored one touchdown.

After leaving Kansas City, Charles played the 2017 season in Denver with the Broncos. Then he played the 2018 season in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.

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