Since being selected 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, Ryan Mathews has only appeared in 16 games once in his career while starting double digit games in a season twice (2011 and 2013).  But he has been selected to the Pro Bowl and has rushed for at least six Touchdowns four out of the previous six seasons in his career.  When the media has asked Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson about the starting Running Back position, Pederson has stated multiple times that when healthy Mathews is his starter.

Press of Atlantic City Eagles Writer Dave Weinberg joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and explained why Mathews is the Eagles starting Running Back:

"When he's healthy I think he is one of the best in the league, he's proven that; he's a big, strong, fast guy who can also catch the ball out of the backfield....In terms of all-around balance I think Mathews is the better runner of the four (Eagles Running Backs) and probably the better blocker too.  And he is as good a pass catcher as those other guys."

Hear what Weinberg had to say about impending Lane Johnson suspension, his conversation with Nigel Bradham, Jim Schwartz traveling to Detroit to face his former team, and more Eagles talk