The Kansas City Chiefs lost starting running back Spencer Ware for the season due to an injury during the exhibition slate. While the team has shown outward faith in rookie third-round selection Kareem Hunt to pick up the slack, it apparently looked to the trade market to acquire another running back.
#Chiefs explored possible trades after Spencer Ware's injury, but Kareem Hunt was going to play a lot regardless. Tough first test tonight.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 7, 2017
It’s now something the Chiefs might actually want to consider after Hunt fumbled on his first NFL rush attempt Thursday night against the New England Patriots.
This came after the talented young running back never lost a fumble during his four-year career with Toledo.
Earlier on Thursday, Kansas City released veteran C.J. Spiller. This limited the team to two active running backs, Hunt and veteran Charcandrick West, on Thursday.
This is a situation that we will want to pay attention to heading into the weekend. Maybe the Chiefs go back to the trade market for an upgrade at this position.