Star running back Melvin Gordon’s time with the Chargers is reportedly coming to an end after the player’s agent asked for a trade away from Los Angeles.
Gordon and the Chargers have been involved in a contract dispute throughout this offseason. The running back is in the last season of his contract with the franchise and had reportedly been looking for a raise.
With Chargers GM Tom Telesco reportedly unwilling to give Gordon the raise and extension that he’s after, Gordon and his agent Damarius Bilbo have decided that it’s better to simply look for another team.
It still remains to be seen if Telesco and the Chargers are willing and able to swing a deal for the two-time Pro Bowler.
Gordon, a first-round draft pick by the then San Diego Chargers in 2015, has excelled as one of the league’s top running backs since debuting in the NFL. He was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster in 2016 and last season. A pass-catching threat out of the backfield, Gordon rushed for 885 yards and caught 50 balls for 490 yards, accumulating 14 total touchdowns for the Chargers last season.
Perhaps there is still time for the Chargers and Gordon to mend their broken relationship and keep the unhappy running back in LA, but it seems less and less likely with every day that passes.