The Los Angeles Chargers have made several moves during the 2023 NFL offseason to support Justin Herbert.
Thus far, the organization has restructured contracts for Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, setting Herbert up to succeed in the passing game.
Recently, rumors about Austin Ekeler have surfaced, and there is a real possibility that he will be on the move.
Ekeler has commented on this situation, stating that he has no ill intent towards the team, and “would like to stay if it was under the right circumstances.”
Austin Ekeler on @greenlight: “It's not like, 'Oh, I hate the Chargers and I need to get out of this organization, and I need to leave.’ That couldn't be further from the truth. I would like to stay if it was under the right circumstances.” https://t.co/slansAYJq0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2023
Ekeler has been on the Chargers since 2017, after being undrafted.
Since he began his NFL journey, he has been known for his pass-catching prowess.
Ekeler had a fantastic 2022 season, racking up career highs in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receptions.
He holds the Chargers’ record for most receptions in a single season by a running back and has continued to be a staple of their offense.
That could all change if he and the Chargers aren’t able to come to a contract solution.
The Chargers have been on track to turn their organization around, and Ekeler has been a large part of that.
The AFC West continues to be a strong division but has been dominated by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs as of late.
Will Ekeler and the Chargers be able to come to a contractual agreement, extending his time in Los Angeles?
Or, will Ekeler take his talents elsewhere, contributing to a team that is in desperate need of a veteran, pass-catching running back?NEXT: Chargers Retain A Top Target For Justin Herbert