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Chase Edmonds On Needing To Play With A Chip On His Shoulder

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Chase Edmonds admits he got too comfortable after getting his big move last season. 

Now, joining his third team in six months, the need to prove himself and as a result his drive, are back.

Chase Edmonds played a rotational role for the first four years of his NFL career in Arizona. The two year, $12 million contract he signed with the Dolphins was supposed to be when he finally established himself. 


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Chase Edmonds rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries with 10 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in eight appearances for Miami. 

He was then sent to the Broncos as part of the Bradley Chubb trade and had 186 scrimmage yards in five games. A high ankle sprain kept him out of the final four games of an ultimately frustrating season.

“You’re like, ‘OK, things are finally turning around for yourself. Things are finally up and up,'” Edmonds said. 

“And you know, last season was, just straight up, my worst season ever in all my years of football. Performance-wise, it was just not up to my standard at all. It’s very humbling.

“I was really one of the guys in the locker room and the human natural reaction is, like, content, you know what I mean? Like you just don’t have that same (drive).”


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“It’s on the film from my first four years doing it,” Edmonds said. “I know I can be an elite third running back in this league, and I’m going be one of those guys where I’m a big-time mismatch with linebackers coming out of the backfield, and I’m eager to prove them wrong.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to go to Tampa, and I’m grateful that I get to play with someone like (quarterback) Baker Mayfield,” Edmonds added. “Someone else whose chip is huge. Just to feed off the energy and do things that people expect you to do, individually and collectively as a team.”

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