The Chiefs have been lauded for this signing. Hillis and primary back Jamaal Charles have a chance to become a powerful tandem. Here is what the Chiefs’ brass had to say about the signing:
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel: “We are happy that Peyton decided to join us. Peyton is a big, strong, physical back with a lot of talent and he should fit into our system well. We are looking forward to working with him and adding him into our offense.”
Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli: “Peyton was a player we planned to target when free agency began. One of our goals going into free agency this year was to build depth at the running back position and we are pleased to add a talented player like Peyton to the mix.”
The Chiefs are visiting with San Diego running back Mike Tolbert on Thursday.