Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire called on his quarterback for assistance when engine trouble temporarily grounded his plane on Monday morning.
The Chiefs’ offseason is in full swing as players spend their free personal time away from the game. Edwards-Helaire had a frightening experience Monday morning as his plane made an emergency stop before takeoff due to engine issues. Edwards-Helaire expressed his concern over the moment via Twitter.
“Boyyyyy My plane was boutta take off, I’m talkin we on da run way, rollin… all of sudden buddy slamming on brakes .. talkin bout engine failure or sumtin mayneeee get me off here son…”
Boyyyyy My plane was boutta take off, im talkin we on da run way, rollin… all of sudden buddy slamming on brakes .. talkin bout engine failure or sumtin mayneeee get me off here son…
— GLYDE (@Clydro_22) April 4, 2022
Edwards-Helaire followed up that tweet by jokingly requesting a link to an Executive AirShare flight, a private jet company that has a partnership with the Chiefs’ star quarterback. Mahomes responded with crying laughter emojis acknowledging his starting running back’s plea for assistance, but not taking it too seriously.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 4, 2022
The young career of Edwards-Helaire has seen its highs and lows. When healthy, Edwards-Helaire has proven to be a high-quality starting running back in the NFL, showcasing versatility as a receiver and leading rusher.
Edwards-Helaire rushed for 517 yards in ten games last season while dealing with injuries. The former LSU Tiger saw his production dip compared to his rookie season, but he continues to be a focal point in Andy Reid and Eric Bieneimy’s offense.
The departure of All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill also heightens the importance of Edwards-Helaire in the system moving forward and the importance of him staying healthy.