The Chargers' faith in RB Ryan Mathews appears unshaken [after a preseason fumble].
Aside from the fumble, for which Mathews and coach Mike McCoy agreed Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell deserves some credit, the 25-year-old has shown good vision behind a more physical offensive line. He has 26 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown in three games.
The preseason fumble was his first. Mathews has lost seven of 12 career fumbles on 675 regular-season touches, according to the story. It doesn’t appear it will put Mathews in the doghouse. But even so, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown figure to cut into Mathews’ workload this year. Mathews is clearly the most talented of the backs and would have low-end RB2 potential. Right now he ranks as a RB3 for draft purposes.