With the addition of Thomas Jones and emergent playmaking of Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs backfield has suddenly become one of the more explosive in the NFL—despite a weak offensive line last year.
Pioli has made significant improvements this offseason along the offensive line. Besides the signing of the aforementioned Lilja, he also added former Chiefs lineman and 2008 Pro Bowl selection, Casey Wiegmann.
He and his reality show contestant wife, Danni Boatwright, winner of Survivor (11th Season—Guatemala) spent the last two seasons in Denver.
However, they need to plan for the future, too, and taking the time to develop a player like Washington could pay huge dividends in the future.
As a 2009 AP Little All-America First-Team selection (D-II, III & NAIA), Washington proved he could dominate small-school competition. He paved the way for his running backs to average 170-plus yards per game.
He’s overcome adversity in his life, and has oodles of talent just waiting to be tapped. He added over 10 pounds after the regular season ended and will continue to fill out his ideal frame.