The negativity surrounding Ryan Mathews’ is as thick as it has ever been.  Although his contract is not up until the end of the 2014 season, fans are calling for something to be done to remove him from the Charger roster.

If the team was to make a move to send Mathews away, a trade seems like the best option.  Quite honestly, many fans would prefer to jettison the 26-year-old Running Back by flat-out releasing him.  Obviously, there would be salary cap implications if the team were to release the former first round draft pick out of Fresno State.  I don not believe the team would even consider this as an option in 2013.  Next year it could be a different story if the beleaguered back doesn’t find a way to turn his career a round in a hurry.

For the right rate of return, I am in favor of trading Mathews.  What I would like in return is much higher than what Senior Writer Greg Williams is asking for in a trade of Mathews.   You will see this in his article later this morning.  Williams suggests a trade for something that would make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proud, among other items.

As I like to do with all topics involving your San Diego Chargers, I want to get your input and see what you have to say.  As listed in the title, this is a poll and you know the question.  Place your vote and then leave a comment below in the comment section to let us know why you voted the way that you did.

I am looking forward to receiving your opinions regarding the future of Mathews with the Bolts.


Should the Chargers trade Ryan Mathews?

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Thanks a lot for reading and voting.


Booga Peters


7 Responses to Poll: Should the Chargers trade Mathews?

  • Brian Krich
    Brian Krich says:

    No NFL team is going to give up a 3rd rounder for Mathews? He’s impossible to trade, there’s no team out there in need, nor one willing to give anything of significance in return for him .

  • frank mckenna says:

    If he’s not hurt he’s either fumbling or breaking off pretty exciting runs. The problem with Mathews is that he isn’t reliable when you need him. We’ve been forced to engage in running back by committee with him and I just don’t think that works in the long run.

  • BG says:

    They wouldn’t get a draft pick of any value at this point. Who is going to take his place ? Woodhead and or Brown ? C’mon. Teams just don’t give out draft picks like candy unless they know for a fact they have a piece that fits their puzzle. Like a guy like Richardson from the Browns to the Colts. Good luck with that trade idea.

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