Andy Reid explains what makes Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire so good

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is off to a fantastic start to his career after being selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. His draft status is a rare accomplishment for running backs in the modern draft era and he’s proving coach Andy Reid and the entire Chiefs front office made the right call despite the devaluation of the position in recent years.

Reid met with the media on Monday and gushed about CEH, saying the former LSU star’s contact balance is what makes him such a special player.


“Yeah, how good is he, I mean the ability to break tackles, he’s got unbelievable balance, the contact thing is crazy, the yards after contact are nuts and so you got a chance to see that,” Reid said. “I don’t know how many snow games he’s played in his life coming from LSU there, so I don’t know how much they play or had the opportunity to jump in the snow there and play. I think he’s done a good job on contact. I think we got to see it even up another notch and it was great for him to have that reward of him scoring there.”

Edwards-Helaire is currently second in the NFL in total yards (745) and is certainly in the conversation for 2020’s Rookie of the Year.

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