3 running backs the Chargers could bring in amidst Austin Ekeler's injury

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2. Leonard Fournette

It is surprising that Leonard Fournette still has not been able to find an NFL team for the 2023 season. Running backs may not be valued much in the NFL but Fournette is still relatively young and has something to offer to the right NFL team.

This is not the first time that Fournette's stock has been at an all-time low, either. Most of the league had given up on Fournette after his stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Many viewed him signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a throw-away depth move.

Instead, it proved to be a very beneficial signing for the Bucs as Fournette exploded in the NFL Playoffs and played a key role in winning the Super Bowl. Fournette carried that momentum into 2021, where he had another solid year for the Bucs.

Fournette was worse in the 2022 season and it is not hard to see why teams wouldn't take a chance on him looking at those numbers. That being said, Tampa Bay was battling with offensive line woes last season and had a quarterback who could hardly throw. It was always going to be an uphill battle for the former LSU back.

Playoff Lenny does not need to come in and be the featured back as the holes in his game (primarily as a blocker) would present issues. But it would be nice to have a veteran chance-of-pace option who has proven that he can make a difference when the games really matter.