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Chiefs sign free agent Jerrick McKinnon

Receiving back Jerrick McKinnon lands in Kansas City.

 a detailed view of the rear of the helmet belonging to Jerrick McKinnon #28 of the San Francisco 49ers displaying the words “Black Lives Matter” worn against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of their NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Miami won the game 43-17. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Ex-Vikings and 49er’s running back Jerrick McKinnon has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, per Peter Schrager. Injuries derailed his career after signing a lucrative contract with San Francisco in free agency. After a strong start to the 2020 season, he ended up managing just 2.9 yards per carry in his last 12 games. And that’s tough to do in a Kyle Shanahan offense.

The good news is that he is a perfect fit for the Chiefs passing offense, as he’s a great receiving back. If he can find any of that past explosiveness, the Chiefs offense sets him up well to be productive when and if he gets a chance. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams will be ahead of him, but he could carve out a role and be waiting in the wings if an injury sidelines either during the season. He’s not someone worth rostering in fantasy at this point, but it is in intriguing landing spot.