3 Most Likely Melvin Gordon Trade Destinations If New Deal Can't Be Reached With Chargers

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a run play in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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There's news out of Los Angeles that could shake up the NFL landscape: Chargers' running back Melvin Gordon is demanding a trade and won't report to training camp unless the team grants him a new contract.

Gordon is currently headed into the last year of his contract, and is scheduled to make $5.6 million for the 2019 season. This is a bargain for a player who had over 1,500 scrimmage yards and 12 total touchdowns last season, so it should come as no surprise that Gordon feels he is underpaid.

Here is a list of three teams who could not only make a deal for Gordon, but also possibly work out a new contract with the star running back.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during the national anthem before the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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After the team was forced to unexpectedly part ways with Kareem Hunt last year, the Chiefs now have a hole at running back. While Damien Williams showed flashes in Hunt's absence last year, it still remains to be seen whether or not he can be the lead back in an offense for an entire season. If the Chiefs are willing to part ways with a high draft pick, they could have one of the best running backs in football join last year's number one offense.

2. Indianapolis Colts

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 05:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass under pressure by Duke Ejiofor #53 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter during the Wild Card Round at NRG Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts | Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Colts have the most cap space in the league for 2019, which means they could sign Gordon to a new deal if they wanted to go that route. It's hard to think of a better possible scenario from Gordon's perspective. He'd have the chance at the new deal he's craving, and would get to play behind one of the best young offensive lines in football alongside Andrew Luck.

1. Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers lays on the ground after being sacked by Romeo Okwara #95 of the Detroit Lions during the first half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers | Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Packers have had a difficult time finding a bell cow running back to play next to Aaron Rodgers. If the Packers are willing to give a high draft pick, and able to clear the cap space necessary to sign Gordon, bringing him to Green Bay would be a no-brainer.

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