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Chiefs' Jamaal Charles wants to be mentioned in same breath as Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles carries the ball as safety Husain Abdullah pursues him during an NFL training camp practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz)   MANDATORY CREDIT

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles carries the ball as safety Husain Abdullah pursues him during an NFL training camp practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs with the ball during a NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs with the ball during a NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) watches a drill during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) watches a drill during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

At some point this season, likely within the first couple of games, Jamaal Charles will slide past Larry Johnson and breeze past Priest Holmes to become the Chiefs' career rushing leader.

It's a goal, sure. But it's only a rest-stop on the way to loftier expectations.

After arguably the best season of his career and now armed with a new contract extension, Charles has his sights set on the Hall of Fame. The two-time All-Pro running back wants his name to be mentioned in the same breath as Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders, players he grew up idolizing in Port Arthur, Texas, and who will forever be considered some of the best to play the game.

"It's all about staying consistent," Charles said. "I want to be in the Hall of Fame when I retire. I want to win a championship. That's what it's all about."