3 Most Likely Melvin Gordon Trade Destinations

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon.
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon. / Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Running back Melvin Gordon is entering his second season with the Denver Broncos, but he may not be the starter for much longer. Rookie second-round pick Javonte Williams is already pushing for the No. 1 role in the backfield and that could lead to Gordon being traded away from the team.

Gordon is only 28 years old and has a lot of gas left in the tank as an NFL ball carrier. With that in mind, here are three of the most likely trade destinations for Gordon.

Melvin Gordon Trade Destinations

1. New York Jets

The New York Jets' offense will look a lot different next season and that includes at the running back position. The team added Tevin Coleman in free agency and drafted Michael Carter in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. However, adding a veteran like Melvin Gordon to the mix would give the team someone that has proven to be reliable. Gordon averages 4.1 yards per carry in his career as well as 63.7 rushing yards per game. Coleman played in just eight games last season and Carter is a major unknown right now. The Jets would be smart to acquire Gordon for depth purposes.

2. Atlanta Falcons

Another team with seemingly no depth in the backfield is the Atlanta Falcons. After letting Todd Gurley and Ito Smith walk in free agency, the team brought in Mike Davis to be the starter. Davis has yet to surpass 645 rushing yards in a season and his backup is currently utility player Cordarelle Patterson. Gordon rushed for 986 yards on 215 carries just last season alone and has scored 57 total touchdowns in his career. The veteran running back shouldn't cost too much to acquire and the Falcons have the draft picks to get a deal done here.

3. Miami Dolphins

Everyone expected the Miami Dolphins to add a running back early on in the 2021 NFL Draft, but that didn't turn out to be the case. The position remains full of young players like Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and rookie Gerrid Doaks. While the team did add veteran Malcolm Brown to the mix, it still may be worth a shot to see what the asking price is on Gordon. Gordon has racked up over 7,250 yards from scrimmage over the last six years. He has shown time and time again that he has the skills to gash opposing defenses for long plays down the field.

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