Running back C.J. Spiller’s career has been full of several highs and several lows. He was at his highest in the 2012 season where he ran for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns while also receiving for 459-yards and two touchdowns. Spiller was also selected to the Pro Bowl that year. The lowest point of his career occurred last season, appearing in only six total games and rushing only six times for 18-yards.
Spiller played for two teams last year. He played four games for the New York Jets and two games with the Seattle Seahawks. After a year like that, it looked like Spiller’s career might be coming to an end, however, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to take a chance on the eight-year tailback and it seems that Spiller still has something left in the tank to contribute with.
What propelled Spiller into becoming a Pro Bowler was his sheer speed and agility, but because of injuries, he has not been able to showcase his abilities. Yet so far this preseason, Spiller is showing that he can be a deadly third-down weapon for the Chiefs.
After two preseason games, Spiller has a total of 36 rushing-yards on eight attempts for an average of 4.5-yards per carry. In Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Spiller showed that he is still a deadly weapon in the passing game as well. He caught a short pass in the game and extended the play for 16-yards, something he was known for doing very well when he was with the Buffalo Bills.
It is not certain how many snaps Spiller will get this season, or if he will be even healthy enough to play in the majority of this season’s games. However, what is certain is that if Spiller is on the field then he is capable of making a dynamic play with the ball in his hands. He just needs to make sure he is on the field to have that chance to be a difference maker for Kansas City.
Erich Fisher is a Staff Writer for endzonescore.com. Follow him on Twitter – @ETFisher24