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Isiah Pacheco ‘Can Be A Main Staple In The Chiefs For A Long Time’

Any potential winning season needs surprise contributors, and the Kansas Chiefs have that in rookie running back Isiah Pacheco.

His frenetic energy has inspired his teammates, but Isiah Pacheco isn’t just a nice young kid. He’s made tangible contributions on the field and is now in line to play the Super Bowl.

His NFL career got off to something of a slow start, but he took over the starting role after Week 7.

Isaiah Pacheco led the Chiefs with 951 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in 2022. He has hit over 80 scrimmage yards in nine of the last 11 games.


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“He has all the talent in the world,” quarterback Patrick Mahomes said.

“We keep putting him in there, and he keeps producing. He’ll be a main staple for this team for a long time, and hopefully, he can be a main staple in this Super Bowl, too.”

“He has a lot of energy and a lot of juice,” running back Jerick McKinnon said 

“We were playing one game, and he kind of got burped on the sideline; somebody got him good. He popped straight up, sprinted right back to the huddle. Everybody on the sideline just looked like, this dude is wired different. He’s wired different.

“The way he’s picked up on the offense from Day 1 until now has been phenomenal. At first, he didn’t know too much about protections and things of that nature. … He’s definitely caught on. You can see he’s playing fast, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. When you have those two things, it’s really hard to stop somebody.”


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“He’s got a tremendous amount of energy,” coach Andy Reid said this week. “Loves to play the game. He’s smart. We ask the running backs to do quite a bit in the run game and the pass game and protections. So he has handled all that, done it well. But most of all, he is that Energizer Bunny guy. He’s got endless energy. You see it when he’s on the field playing. You see it at practice. That’s who he is.”

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