Chiefs running back Thomas Jones last week became the 25th NFL player to rush for 10,000 career yards, and he needs 172 rushing yards over his next two games to record his sixth straight 1,000-yard season.
The production is just a tad bit less than LaDainian Tomlinson, the running back the Jets replaced Jones with this season.
While Jones has 828 rushing yards and six touchdowns to go with a 3.9-yard average, Tomlinson leads the Jets with 886 yards, five TDs and a 4.3-yard average. Tomlinson also has 50 catches for 354 yards, while Jones has 13 catches for 124 yards.
Jones was delighted to top the 10,000-yard mark.
“That’s amazing for me, especially from where I started in Arizona,” said Jones, a former first-round pick of the Cardinals who struggled in Arizona. “I had a tough start. It says a lot about my family, my support system. It’s definitely something you can back on when your career is over and be proud of."