General manager John Dorsey made it clear Thursday that won't be the case.
"As I look at it right now, I think he may be ahead of schedule in terms of his rehabilitation," Dorsey said, via the team's official website. "The guy is an extremely talented player, love him to death, love how dirty tough he is. He's a Chief."
Charles is due a reasonable sum of $6 million in salary and bonuses in 2016.
On the other hand, Charles has proven to be an exceptional talent, trailing only Hall of Famer Marion Motley (5.7) with a gaudy career per-carry average of 5.5 yards.
Even with a second knee reconstruction, Charles obviously has high expectations for his twilight years in Kansas City.