Ok ok. I know....Ekeler is being touted as the guy now. But I just want to toss out an alternate scenario.
Ekeler has predominantly been the passing down back (to spell Melvin) and with Melvin healthy has spelled him sporadically on running plays.
But without Melvin involved, we did see Justin Jackson come in and get some burn last week post injury.
Do we think maybe we are overselling/buying Ekeler? Is it within reason that the Chargers give Jackson double digit carries, and Ekeler maintains his pass down role with a slight uptick in usage?
I'm just not entirely sold Ekeler is going to be the guy to fill in and take the bulk of the work, and I think people are sleeping on Justin Jackson.
Or is it within reason that as we saw the last time Melvin was out, they simply run the ball less all around?