The San Diego Chargers know how important ball security is in the National Football League. They have stressed it with quarterback Philip Rivers, as he has worked to make better decisions on offense. But while Rivers was never in jeopardy of losing snaps or being benched, the same cannot be said for starting and oft injured running back Ryan Mathews.
Chargers GM A.J. Smith is a big supporter of Mathews on offense. San Diego drafted him the first round with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. While he has struggled to remain healthy, Mathews has also struggled to hold on to the football.
If it continues, he will struggle to even see the field when healthy.
Smith spoke about Mathews’ fumbling problems, and says that something will change. Either Mathews will learn to hold on to the ball, or he will replaced as the starting running back.
“It has to stop,” said Smith. “I believe you can improve in ball security. And no one works any harder in trying to get better than Ryan. H...