Chargers ‘Dug In’ On Stance With Melvin Gordon, No Extension Coming Soon


According to Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson, the Chargers have “dug in” on their stance with RB Melvin Gordon and have no plans for an extension unless Gordon’s expectations change. 

Robinson adds the looming CBA talks are adding another variable into negotiations. Right now, Robinson says Gordon’s threat to hold out will be put to the test. 

Gordon is seeking a new contract or a trade from the Chargers. Through his agents, he’s said he would be willing to sit out training camp and even into the regular season, though it could cost him a year accrued toward free agency.

Gordon is entering the final year of his deal and playing out the 2019 season on his fifth-year option, which will pay him about $5.6 million. 

Gordon said back in January he was waiting for then free-agent RB Le’Veon Bell to sign his deal, which ended up being for four years and a max of $61 million, before signing an extension with the Chargers.

Gordon, 26, is a former first-round pick out of Wisconsin by the Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year $10.669 million rookie contract that was fully guaranteed and made a base salary of $1,889,967 for the 2018 season.

The Chargers picked up Gordon’s fifth-year option this past May worth $5,605,000 for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Gordon appeared in 12 games for the Chargers and rushed for 885 yards on 175 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with 50 receptions for 490 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 running back out of 62 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding the Chargers and Gordon as the news is available. 

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