Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Reacts To Philip Rivers Throwing Him Under The Bus Over Contract Holdout

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There’s a good chance Melvin Gordon will miss some games this season as he tries to negotiate a new contract.

Earlier this week it was reported that Gordon would not be showing up to camp because he wants to get paid.


Gordon is in the final year of a rookie contract that is scheduled to pay him $5.6 million this season, but he wants a new deal to put him among the highest-paid running backs in the league. Gordon told the Chargers through his representation that if he does not receive a new deal that he will sit out and demand a trade.

On Friday Chargers QB Philip Rivers was asked about the Gordon situation and he pretty much threw his teammate under the bus.

“It certainly is a deep position for us, and those guys all love to play and work hard. We love Melvin, but we’re going to go with what we’ve got. It’s a pretty dang good group.”

It seems like Gordon is aware of Rivers’ comments and doesn’t seem to believe it himself.

Former NFL player Lendale White also blasted Rivers for his comments.

It’s going to be an interesting season for the Chargers.