Austin Ekeler

LA Chargers: Austin Ekeler and the five best pass-catching running backs

LA Chargers Austin Ekeler (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LA Chargers Austin Ekeler (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

3. James White, New England Patriots

James White definitely has a case to be higher on this list. He has been an integral part of the New England Patriots’ success as he has consistently been the team’s primary pass-catching back since 2015.

The Patriots churn out pass-catching backs like they are going out of style and White is the most recent example of this. While he has no individual accolades as Cohen does, White made the game-tying and game-winning touchdown runs in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons.

White had an insane game and arguably should have been Super Bowl MVP. He caught 14 of 16 targets for 110 yards and had three combined touchdowns.

White ranks third in receptions, third in receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns over the last two seasons.

The reason why White ranks below Ekeler (spoiler alert) is because Ekeler had a better year in 2019 than White has ever had. Also, White is 28, Ekeler is 25 and White will be without Tom Brady in 2020.

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