Never Forget Jamaal Charles Was So Nasty He Once Broke His Own Chiefs Teammate's Ankle With a Juke

Jamaal Charles
Former Kansas City Chiefs star RB Jamaal Charles | Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

At one point in time, there was no running back in the NFL that was more electric and slippery than Jamaal Charles. The former third-round pick was a vital component of the Kansas City Chiefs offense in the early-to-mid 2010s.

If you're bored in quarantine and looking for a thrill, just look up a Charles highlight montage. His elusiveness and acceleration in the open field made it nearly impossible for defenders to wrestle him to the turf.

The former Texas Longhorns star was also a load to handle in practice. So much so, in fact, that he once broke the ankle of teammate Sanders Commings with a devastating juke move during a Chiefs practice back in 2014.

How devastating was Commings' injury? Well, let's just say that he never played another snap as a pro. There aren't many players that can say they've taken the "broken ankles" phrase to a literal sense. Unfortunately for Charles, he victimized one of his teammates, but he was just that filthy in his prime.

From 2009-2014, Charles was named to four Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams. During that span, he logged 6,416 rushing yards on a ridiculous 5.7 yards per carry. He totaled 1,980 yards from scrimmage and led the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns in a dominant 2013 season, his best as a pro.

Charles signed a one-day contract to retire with Kansas City last offseason, and finished his career as the franchise's all-time leader with 7,260 rushing yards. The 5-11, 199-pound speedster's craft wasn't appreciated nearly enough while he was still playing, and his breaking of Commings' ankle in a freaking practice proves that.