LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Chargers’ Melvin Gordon will get paid with another team next year
Melvin Gordon is playing a solid season for the Los Angeles Chargers, but the team is hesitant to give him the big contract he deserves. Given the situation, team favorite LaDainian Tomlinson believes that the man will eventually be leaving the team due to the team’s decisions.
According to Chargers Wire’s Gavino Borquez, the former running back believes that he won’t likely be resigning with the team in the offseason as there will be a team who will take a risk with the talented but oft-injured playmaker.
“I think he will get paid. There will be some team that says, ‘Hey, we see the value in what this guy can bring to the team. We’ll see what happens. But it certainly doesn’t look like he’ll belong to the Chargers after this season,” Tomlinson said.
Gordon has been in the league for five years now, but he’s only completed one season of football. The fact that he cannot keep healthy for much of his career is a legitimate reason why the Chargers are unsure about giving him the money deserves.
However, he’s made it clear with his performance that he’s an impact player whenever he is on the field. Through the nine games he’s played this season, he’s gotten 523 rushing yards, five touchdowns, 152 receiving yards, and one catching TD.
Tomlinson also praised the other things he does whenever he’s on the field.
“Melvin is still a young man and he is going to get paid and it’s because he can certainly be a great all-around back,’’ Tomlinson said. “He’s shown he’s a willing blocker, he’s obviously been a very talented runner over the last couple of years and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He can be a three-down back.’’
Considering his overall package, it’s easy to see why LT rates him highly. Whether another team will take a risk with him is a whole other thing, though.