Chargers RB still holding out for $13M annually
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is nearly five weeks into a holdout over his contract, told ESPN on Monday he is training rigorously in California and is ready to play football. Gordon says he wants to play but continues to wait for a resolution.
“Just waiting on the call,” said the Pro Bowl back, who also has spent time preparing in Florida. (ESPN)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Gordon wants to get paid, and the top of the running back market begins at around $13 million per year. The Chargers have been well short of that number, despite discussions about bridging the gap with incentives. This all means one thing — that Gordon is like the risk-reward 1B to Ezekiel Elliott’s 1A — a first-round pick with legitimate holdout concerns who maintains immense upside as a Top 5 fantasy back.