Former Eagle running back signs with Chiefs


San Francisco 49ers’ Jerick McKinnon (28) runs away from Dallas Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith (54) in the first quarter of their preseason NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

Former Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday.

McKinnon was most recently a member of the San Francisco 49ers, where he rushed for 319 yards on 81 carries and accumulated six total touchdowns.

Prior to his time with the Niners, McKinnon spent four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. While in Minnesota, McKinnon rushed for over 1,900 yards and seven touchdowns in addition to nearly 1,000 receiving yards and five more scores.

While at GS, McKinnon recorded over 2,800 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns. However, as the Eagle’ quarterback, McKinnon also recorded nearly 800 passing yards and seven touchdowns through the air.

The terms of McKinnon’s contract have yet to be released.