Running back Melvin Gordon made a surprising decision to leave Los Angeles Chargers this offseason and join Denver Broncos. According to Gordon, this was the right move for him, as Broncos fit better with his playing style.
Gordon made an appearance on Rapsheet + Friends Podcast on Tuesday and said that he felt like he couldn’t be the best version of himself with the Chargers.
“It really didn’t play out to my strengths, especially the first couple years there,” said Gordon. “I kind of just had to adjust and make it work. It kind of wasn’t a system built for me.”
The 27-year-old believes things will be different with Broncos, with whom he inked a two-year, $16 million contract in March.
“I feel like Denver kinda runs my style of football, and I think it’s a great fit,” he added.
Despite feeling unutilized by Chargers, Melvin Gordon saw plenty of success while in Los Angeles. In five years, he made two Pro Bowls while rushing for 4,240 and 36 touchdowns.
Gordon was also a factor in the passing game, getting 224 receptions for 1,873 yards and 11 touchdowns.