Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs for a first down against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers' Ryan Mathews looking forward to playing with Donald Brown


The San Diego Chargers signed running back Donald Brown this offseason, which raised some eyebrows. Running back Ryan Mathews was coming off a career year and they have a solid complimentary back in Danny Woodhead.

Mathews could rightfully be upset about the move, but instead he praises the addition and thinks Brown will “be awesome” to team with and will help him stay healthy.

“I (want to) make it more than 16 games,” Mathews said, via U-T San Diego. “That was a big goal last year: ‘Alright, let’s get him through 16 games.’ We did that. Now the goal is to keep me healthy, keep running after 16 games. The coaches did a good job of getting another guy like Donald to help me out. It’s going to be fun.”

Mathews carried the ball 285 times for 1,255 yards in his best season, and only season playing all 16 games.

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