Pair battle it out for Chiefs starting RB job

Kansas City's Clyde Edwards-Helaire is facing a spirited challenge from unheralded rookie Isiah Pacheco for the starting running back job this summer.

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August 9, 2022 - 2:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco greets fans before practice at Chiefs training camp on Thursday, July 28, 2022, in St. Joseph. Photo by Emily Curiel / Getty Images / TNS

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Isiah Pacheco were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs on opposite ends of the draft spectrum, one of them a first-round pick with the accompanying expectations and the other a seventh-round longshot.

Midway through training camp, they might as well have been picked one after the other.

That’s because Edwards-Helaire, the incumbent-if-injury prone starter, and Pacheco, the unheralded rookie, have swapped first-team reps on a near-daily basis.

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