Melvin Gordon is staying in the AFC West. He is leaving the Los Angeles Chargers to sign with the Denver Broncos. The deal is worth a reported $16 million over two years.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Friday.
Source: The #Broncos and RB Melvin Gordon have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth $16M with $13.5M guaranteed. The former #Chargers star stays in the division, creating a strong 1-2 punch with Phillip Lindsay.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
Gordon held out in 2019, refusing to play without a new contract. The hold out did not work, however, and he returned in Week 5 under his same contract. This likely led to animosity between him and the Chargers.
He has played for San Diego/Los Angeles since he was drafted in 2015. Last year in 11 games he rushed 162 times for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. He has rushed for ten touchdowns twice in his career, and eclipsed 1,000 yards once.
This is a great signing for the Broncos, who now have a very strong running back that will also feature Phillip Lindsay.
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