To be clear, there is still a lot of time before the Chargers need to make a decision with the RB2 position. That decision is going to be made after all three preseason games and another month-plus of practice until the 2023 season actually begins.
To suggest that Joshua Kelley has already lost the RB2 job is silly. That may go against the purpose of this article but the way things are trending indicates that Kelley could slip on the depth chart and play a smaller role in the offense than fans were expecting.
Fans expected a somewhat big season out of Kelley in 2023. He was the team's primary backup last season and was a better between-the-tackles runner than Austin Ekeler. With Ekeler's age and situation, it was expected that Kelley would step up.
However, after a week of camp, all of the momentum in the running back room belongs to sophomore Isaiah Spiller. Spiller has been one of the biggest standouts of Chargers training camp thus far and at the very worst it looks like he may split snaps with Kelley.
If Spiller continues to play like this and looks NFL-ready in the preseason then it is going to be really hard for Staley to not make the 2022 fourth-round pick the established backup running back behind Ekeler.