While his ball security and durability has been an issue over the past two seasons, critics can’t deny his productivity is improving, even being voted to his first Pro-Bowl as a back up for his sophomore season. “It was overwhelming at first [Being at the Pro-Bowl] but it helped boost my confidence.
This year will be different. The bowling ball back, Tolbert, is no longer in the line up, and Matthews’ is ready to take on every down. His explosiveness is what the Chargers are looking for to balance out the offense. They will be looking to Matthews to make big plays, as well as being the go-to back in third down situations.
The Chargers are looking like a quicker, faster team. Matthews’ is looking to turn over a new leaf this season and being a key contributor to the team’s success. What’s different about this upcoming season? “Actually getting to work out with the team (and stuff). Actually being with the team, being able to be here with the coaches at the facility,” says Matthew’s after the team’s first OTA.