The Kansas City Chiefs have made a significant change at the running back position ahead of their week nine game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In week eight during a win against the Indianapolis Colts, running back Spencer Ware picked up a concussion, and Charcandrick West replaced him. It had been a special season for Ware before this moment as only David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals had a higher percentage of his team’s yards than him in Kansas.
That great season though has now been put on hold for at least a week, according to reports, as the Chiefs have decided to go with West for this Sunday.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that the 25-year-old will start for Kansas City this weekend, as Ware has been listed as out due to his concussion from almost a week ago.
West will reap the benefits in Ware's absence as he will likely receive the majority of the workload from the backfield, which is going to look a lot different as there is a change at quarterback for the Chiefs as well.
It was believed that Alex Smith did originally have a concussion (although the team states this wasn't the case) but he has since been placed on the return to play protocol, but he won't be able to come back in time for Sunday.
During Jamaal Charles' absence, Ware was having an incredible season that potentially could finish with a trip to the Pro Bowl, so this concussion is certainly a setback.
While West fills in, for the time being, the former Seattle Seahawks player will be hoping he can pick up the baton next week when the Chiefs play the Carolina Panthers.