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LA Chargers: 5 running backs that could join running back room

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Todd Gurley

I have mentioned Todd Gurley on Bolt Beat before and that is because I really love the idea of Gurley potentially joining the LA Chargers. He is obviously not the same player that he once was but he is still someone who can produce, particularly in a limited role.

Gurley would be an excellent running mate alongside Austin Ekeler as he is good in both the running and passing game as well as being a better short-yardage back as well. His experience would bode well for the young Kelley as well.

Gurley is not that old either. While he will not re-gain his prime form there still is some juice in that gas tank and in the right offensive system we could see Gurley discover another gear that NFL fans did not think he had. Think of the Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt tandem in Cleveland.

Gurley is going to be cheap as well. Phillip Lindsay signed for only $3.25 million over one season despite being much younger. I would find it very unlikely that Gurley gets much more than that as an older back, especially considering he has not yet been signed.

The ceiling is really intriguing and even if Gurley does not hit his ceiling the Chargers would be bringing in a veteran running back who can have a tangible difference in both the running and passing game.

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