New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon famously held out last year, sitting out the first three games of the 2019 season in hopes of getting a new contract from the Los Angeles Chargers.
Is Gordon still with the Chargers?
And now I’m here.” In Denver, Gordon now joins a backfield with Phillip Lindsay, who is fresh off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Broncos, and will get to face his former Chargers squad twice a year in the AFC West. Surely that latter point will give the 26-year-old even more motivation heading into 2020.
How much did the Chargers offer Melvin Gordon?
around $10 million per season
Entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2019, Gordon sought a new contract but passed on the deal the Chargers offered him for around $10 million per season.
Did Melvin Gordon used to play for the Chargers?
Over five seasons in the league with the Chargers, both in their San Diego and LA iterations, Gordon managed just over a thousand rushing yards with 36 total touchdowns. In fact, the rift between him and the Chargers front office had nothing to do with his on the field production.
Where did Melvin Gordon go?
Gordon is the third unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the Broncos on a one-year deal in recent weeks, joining safety Kareem Jackson and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams. The contract terms were first reported by NFL reporter Jordan Schultz.
What happened to Todd Gurley?
Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reported that Gurley was suffering from arthritis in his left knee, the same knee in which he tore his ACL during his junior year in college.