Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers may have been sorry to see his teammate LaDainian Tomlinson go this offseason, but he thinks the Chargers’ running game is going to be just fine this season, thanks to the addition of rookie Ryan Mathews.
Rivers tells Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that watching Mathews’ highlights online got him excited about what Mathews can add to the Chargers’ offense.
“I YouTube all our draft picks to watch them,” Rivers said. “It gives you a feel for them. . . . I don’t like to ever make any predictions for a guy because that’s unfair, [but] you can just tell that guy has a presence about him.”
Mathews will have big shoes to fill in San Diego, but from what Rivers has seen, he thinks Mathews is ready.
“He has a demeanor about him,” Rivers said, “that says, ‘Hand it to me.’ “