Any discussion surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs' running backs has to begin with Kareem Hunt, who took the league by storm in his first professional game and went on to lead the NFL in rushing by season's end.
The rookie accounted for 1,782 yards of total offense – the third most in the NFL – and established himself as one of the top tailbacks in the game at just 22 years old.
Though while Hunt will be back to defend his rushing title next season, a handful of players – including several new faces – will be jockeying for a spot on the depth chart as OTAs get underway later this month.
That list includes veteran running back Charcandrick West - a mainstay in Kansas City's backfield over the past three seasons. West carved out a niche as a third-down back for the Chiefs in 2017 and has handled starting duties in the past when called upon.
Spencer Ware, who was slated for a starting role in 2017 before suffering a season-ending knee injury during the preseason, is also part of that group as he continues to work his way back to the field. The injury came at an unfortunate time for Ware, who was coming off a breakout campaign the season prior with 1,368 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns.
And though he may not be a running back in the traditional sense, fullback Anthony Sherman also returns as one of the best at his position in the league and a four-core special teams player.
Joining those players in the running backs' room are veterans Damien Williams and Kerwynn Williams, who both signed as free agents earlier in the offseason.
Damien Williams, formally with the Miami Dolphins, has demonstrated an ability to catch the ball out of the backfield throughout his career, hauling in 85 passes for 733 yards and six scores. He's been consistent, too, catching at least 20 passes in each of his four seasons as a professional.