3 Most Likely Melvin Gordon Trade Destinations If New Deal Can't Be Reached With Chargers
By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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
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
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
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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