Things are NOT looking good for Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon.
According to reports Melvin Gordon just can’t win these days in the NFL when it comes towards an agreement on a long-term agreement. Read on…
CelebNSports247.com reports on Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers and their star running back Melvin Gordon have not made any significant progress.
Melvin Gordon has not made progress towards a new deal.
Word is, the 22-year-old RB still wants to return in time for the regular season, but he is prepared to sit out if no new deal is reached.
Adam Schefter Tweeted:
Chargers and Melvin Gordon have not made progress towards a new deal, per sources. Gordon still wants to return in time for the regular season, but he is prepared to sit out if no new deal is reached, per source.
So, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers decided to speak on Gordon.
Rivers said, via Eric Williams of ESPN:
I know Melvin knows I’m pulling for him. And in saying that, that means you want what’s best for him. You want him to feel great. You him to be at peace with how it all ends, and hopefully, it’s right here.
He knows that. I doubt anything I said will make PFT headlines, but I think those that know me will know that’s what I meant all along.
Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward had this to say about Gordin:
For a brother like Melvin, he deserves what he wants to get, and what he’s worked hard for. He put himself in this position to get what he deserves. But overall, we’re kind of worried about who is here, and hopefully, he can get his deal done, get back here with us and help us compete for a Super Bowl.
Gordon is reportedly seeking a deal worth closer to $13 million per season, but the Chargers have not wavered off its offer of $10M per season.
The former first-round pick out of Wisconsin by the Chargers in 2015 he rushed for 885 yards to go along with 50 receptions for 490 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns during the 2018 NFL season.