4 teams that may sign Austin Ekeler after leaving the Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers v Las Vegas Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers v Las Vegas Raiders / Michael Owens/GettyImages
3 of 4

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are another team that Austin Ekeler can sign with to chase a Super Bowl next season. Cincinnati may have struggled last season but the Bengals should still be considered one of the premier Super Bowl contenders next season.

The Bengals are also in a similar situation as the Raiders, making them a blend of Vegas and Kansas City. Joe Mixon is a free agent this offseason and as solid as he has been for the team, it is hard to blame the Bengals for balking at paying him this spring.

If the Bengals want to sign a prominent running back who can have a similar impact as Mixon for a cheaper cost then Ekeler is their guy. Ekeler would be a great addition to Zac Taylor's passing game and would thrive off of having Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins as teammates.

The Bengals would likely have to sign another free agent or would have to draft a running back that can share some of the workload between the tackles with Ekeler. The less traditional running that Ekeler has to do the better, as most of his value comes in the passing game.

With over $50 million in cap space and a potential hole to fill at running back, the Bengals cannot be counted out as a potential destination for Ekeler.