Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
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Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler might be one of the NFL’s most underrated players. Fresh off signing a sizable contract this offseason, the star all-purpose back is showing off the physical skills that make him a nightmare for NFL defenses.

When Ekeler isn’t taking fans on an exclusive tour of SoFi Stadium, the 25-year-old is putting in work to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. Heading into a year where he’ll be the team’s primary running back, Ekeler makes sure his body is ready to stiff-arm defenders.

If you ever wondered how this 5-foot-10 runner can score game-winning touchdowns and make highlight plays look routine, just let Ekeler’s one-arm pull up prove why he is a force of greatness. While most people can’t even fathom attempting this, at least Ekeler is doing what he can to help other work out and feel great.

An undrafted free agent in 2017 out of Western State Colorado, Ekeler keeps proving himself at every opportunity. When Melvin Gordon held out early during the 2019 season, Ekeler exploded on the scene.

Even when Gordon returned, the Chargers recognized they had a special player. As Ekeler’s stats prove, with 1,550 scrimmage yards and 11 total touchdowns, they were right.

If he can take his game to the next level this season as a featured back behind an improved offensive line, the Chargers could surprise people this year.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick