Andy Reid Makes Surprise RB Announcement Following LeSean McCoy Signing

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 29:  Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on from the sideline in the second half against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 29, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Following the trade of running back Carlos Hyde with the Houston Texans, it seemed that Damien Williams had the inside track on being the starter in Kansas City.

That was until the Chiefs signed LeSean McCoy.

Not only has McCoy been one of the better running backs in the NFL over the last 10 years, but now he's back with his former head coach Andy Reid. These two have a great relationship, with Reid expecting the vet to make a big difference for this team.

This could obviously change as we move past Week 1 of the season, but as it stands right now, both guys are "starters" and will split time with each other. Of course, if one of them runs ragged against Jacksonville on Sunday, the usage could change quickly.

Even though I'm sure McCoy wants to be the bell cow for this Chiefs team, at 31 years old, it's probably better for him physically if he splits time with Williams and isn't racking up 25-plus rushing attempts a game.

It's hard not to think McCoy will have the edge in carries, but Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs last year and had 50 carries for 256 yards and four touchdowns. Williams was effective last year and could do a lot of good for the Chiefs if given an opportunity.