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Austin Ekeler Trade Rumors: Ekeler says he wants to play for a team that “wants him long term”

Austin Ekeler demands a trade from the Chargers
Austin Ekeler says he wants to play for a team that “wants him long term”

Austin Ekeler is one of the best running backs in the NFL and he is performing week in and week out. This week he sat down with Chris Long on his Green Light Podcast and explained why he is pursuing a long term deal. Even though he does not have any hard feelings towards the Chargers, he wants a team that wants him long term.

You can see what he said here:

“I’m so underpaid right now as far as my contract and what I contribute to the team, it’s like, I am relentlessly pursuing this. I want to get something long-term done. I want a team that wants me long term,” Ekeler said. “I’m at the peak of my game, right? As long as I’m healthy, I’m gonna score you another 20 touchdowns. I’m gonna have, you know, another 1,600 all-purpose yards. I’m getting half my value of what I could be getting. I am relentlessly pursuing someone who wants me for the long term.”

Ekeler is in the final year of his 4 year 24.5 million dollar deal and wants to lock in a long term deal with a team.

“Why would you not at least try out the options? And worst-case scenario — it’s not even a worst-case, really — but, OK, go play on the last year of your deal in L.A., then become a free agent, Ekeler said.

Ekeler is the Chargers offense, and has been a star for them. He had 1,500 yards from scrimmage the last two seasons and scored 18 touchdowns last year.

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