Chiefs rookie, former Rutgers RB Isiah Pacheco discusses first NFL preseason game
Former Rutgers running back Isiah Pacheco was on the field Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs visited the Chicago Bears in the 2022 preseason kickoff for both teams.
Pacheco was a 7th-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2022 NFL Draft, entering an RB room that included Clyde Edwards-Helaire, offseason signing Ronald Jones, and Jerick McKinnon. The rookie saw limited action during the Chiefs’ loss, taking 2 carries for 6 yards and making a reception for 5 yards. But he added a nice kickoff return for 37 yards as he saw involvement in special teams.
“I felt normal out there, just confident and ready to execute whatever coaches wanted me to do to make the team,” Pacheco said postgame.
Pacheco was asked about his comfort level as the game progressed.
“It felt like college to me,” he said. “Once [I was] out there, I felt like I was confident enough within the scheme and able to compete to the next level pace. It felt normal for me, just to come in to rookie training camp, soak in all the coaching, and being able to come out there today and execute it.”
— Steve Walls (@SteveWallsKC) August 13, 2022