Chargers' Gordon wants trade if no extension

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2019

You can discuss doubts as to whether or not Gordon is worth top dollar, but the Chargers should be able to find a deal that works for both sides given that going with Austin Ekeler on a full-time basis devalues what he brings in spurts.

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been one of the most productive backs in the National Football League since he was drafted in 2015.

Entering his 5th-year team option, Gordon is due to make $5.6M - less than half of his projected market value according to Spotrac.

Gordon's agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 26-year-old intends to hold out from training camp if he does not get a new deal.

It appears Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has become disgruntled with his current contract. He also only has four fumbles and has averaged 5.1 yards per touch during that time period.

This is likely a small ripple in the AFC West pond given that the Chargers would be foolish to let Gordon walk. He rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns last season while catching 50 passes for 490 yards and four TDs.

Gordon, who was the 15th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, came to the Chargers with the expectation that he could provide the missing link to a potent offense after rushing for 2,587 yards his senior season at Wisconsin. If that happens, here are three potential trade destinations to watch out for.

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