According to ESPN, Chargers runs back Melvin Gordon did not plan on the training camp report for Los Angeles Chargers without getting a new contract. Gordon, who entered the last year of his rookie contract, informed the group he wanted to be traded if a new deal could not work.
Gordon is set to be paid $ 5.6 million this year, and will come from his second all-pro season. Last year, he was averaging 5.1 yards per game, earning the ball 50 times for 490 yards, and scoring 14 total touchdowns in 12 games. He is the exact sort of renunciation suitable for today's football version, and one of the major engines driving the high power offense of the Chargers.
A 26-year-old player came from a great time and goes to the last year his current contract is suitable for a holdout, but these things are always dicey when it comes to running backs. Gordon is now on the same path as Le & Veij Bell, Todd Gurley, and David Johnson have recently been walking. The results of these three moments were a mixed bag: Johnson got himself $ 31,000,000 guaranteed after a somewhat painless standoff, Gurley got a contract with $ 45 million and reset market for run backs, and Bell with a full time exile before doing his jets survivor.
The Steelers were taken only after James Conner's slotting in Bell's starting position, and Johnson did not do anything to restore the Cardinals dead and depressing offense last season. None of those developments were good news for Gordon.
Ironically, the most noticeable recent holdout results, such as Gordon are concerned, may be the contract of Gurley. Gurley earned his money because he was seen as a consensus best to run back in the league, and though he did not appear to be worth every cent during regular periods, his loss during the Rams & # 39; Playoff run is about. That loss is possible because of a magical harm to the knee, which seems to have a "part of the arthritic."
It is possible that Gurley's knee problem is even worse, and Rams may feel sorry for some of their buyers. That possibility, along with the fact that good teams continue to be successful without any stars running back to the roster, is definitely something that would be in the Chargers' mind while deciding whether it's worth worth to pay Gordon and finish his holdout. Wish Gordon luck, because he probably needs it.