Los Angeles Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler’s frustration concerning his wage has been well-documented.
Regardless of the Chargers adding $1.75 million in incentives to his contract, the 28-year-old operating again isn’t completely happy. Throughout a current seems on “The Wealthy Eisen Present,” Ekeler vented about how little he was making, particularly in comparison with others who’re backups at their place.
“If I’m a number of the backup receivers out right here which can be nonetheless making greater than me, that’s going to p-ss me off, proper?” Ekeler said. “I’m somewhat bit like, ‘OK, wait a minute, so that you’re telling me these persons are the No. 3 receivers and so they’re going to make greater than me? And I’m the starter?’
Ekeler’s $6.125M wage ranks 13th amongst operating backs and is greater than a number of notable starters together with Jonathan Taylor, Najee Harris, D’Andre Swift and Raheem Mostert.
Nonetheless, there are 39 receivers who will make greater than Ekeler in 2023, per Spotrac, and as many as 10 of them are third or decrease on their respective depth charts.