Jerick McKinnon and the Kansas City Chiefs came to terms on a one-year deal on April 30, 2021. He was put on injured reserve on November 30.
His operational start date was January 1st, 2022. In Week 18, against the Denver Broncos, in the final game of the regular season, McKinnon scored his first rushing touchdown for Kansas City.
The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 28-24. In the 42-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round, McKinnon had a day with 142 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown. He renewed his agreement with the team on June 14, 2022.
The Minnesota Vikings selected McKinnon 96th overall in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was chosen that year as the seventh running back. The selection was acquired in 2013 as part of the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle.
McKinnon participated in football and track at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. He was a quarterback, running back, and wide receiver in football. He was selected for the first team of all-state quarterbacks by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
From 2010 until 2013, McKinnon studied at Georgia Southern University. Prior to being employed as a quarterback and slotback during the 2010 season, McKinnon was first recruited as a quarterback and handled special team duties.
Through his junior season, he participated in GSU’s triple-option approach as the quarterback, but his senior season saw him used more frequently as a tailback.
McKinnon, a four-year letterwinner, finished his career third all-time at Georgia Southern with 3,899 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns (4,138 all-purpose yards), only behind Jermaine Austin and Adrian Peterson, who amassed 5,411 yards and 5,559 yards, respectively. Peterson was the NCAA Division I all-time leading rusher from 1998 to 2001 with 6,559 yards.
Jerick McKinnon’s Height: How Tall Is Jerick McKinnon?
He stands 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m).