Chargers won’t discuss Melvin Gordon contract situation publicly
The Los Angeles Chargers have a serious situation on their hands with one of their best offensive players in running back Melvin Gordon.
The star back insists on getting paid what he’s worth and is willing to holdout until he gets what he wants. That contract holdout could last well into the upcoming NFL regular season, but the Chargers brass won’t talk about the situation with Gordon publicly, according to Pro Football Talk.
“We don’t publicly discuss contract negotiations,” a team spokesman told PFT via text message in response to the multiple on-the-record comment from Gordon’s representatives regarding his desire to get a new contract, the characterization of the offers that have been made by the Chargers, the threat to hold out of training camp (and possibly the season), and the potential demand for a trade.
Heading into the 2019 NFL season, the Chargers will be expecting to be a force to be reckoned with in the AFC once again. The team made huge strides last year and will hope to take it to the next level with stacked offense and defense.
Gordon will play a major role in the team’s success and has put the Chargers in a tough spot with this contract holdout and potential trade request if it doesn’t get done.
Last season, Gordon put the league on notice with a solid campaign. The rising star rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns on 175 carries while also making a significant impact in the passing game with 50 receptions for 490 receiving yards and four touchdowns.