Austin Ekeler is already widely-known as one of the best dual-threat running backs in the NFL. Heading into just his second full season as the team’s starter, you can say he’s already pretty good at doing a little bit of everything.
Apparently, that also includes his off-the-field activities, as well.
Ekeler will be collaborating with Yahoo Fantasy Football this season to host “Ekeler’s Edge”, a weekly show where he discusses his own weekly fantasy prospects while giving advice on other players and situations based on his first-hand experience as an active NFL player.
“Through Yahoo Sports we were able to create some content where we can interact and answer questions from people and also give my insight into where you should draft me on your team.”
The first episode is scheduled to debut on September 8 and will air every Wednesday throughout the season.
Through a first-of-its-kind partnership with @YahooSports, Chargers RB @AustinEkeler will star in weekly fantasy video segments titled “Ekeler’s Edge” beginning Sept. 8 and airing every Wednesday throughout the season.— Michael LoRé (@michaellore) August 24, 2021
My latest for @ForbesSports: https://t.co/wmEyAY8xei. pic.twitter.com/ocIiT2MEpH
Unlike most NFL players who couldn’t care less about anyone’s fantasy team’s, Ekeler has a different mindset entirely. After realizing just how big the fantasy community is, Ekeler got a chance to see how important the game is to bringing in more fans of the NFL and, more specifically, how the game can personally earn him more fans, as well.
Through his own Twitch stream and various other platforms, Ekeler has quickly learned how much he appreciates his fans and their passion. In return, he wants to repay the favor in any way he can, even if that means packing his schedule to the brim.
In the end, you have to hope this doesn’t hasten the burnout of the season, especially when the schedule is the longest in history.