Melvin Gordon Gets Less Money From Broncos
Melvin Gordon got less money from the Denver Broncos than he would have gotten from the Los Angeles Chargers last year.
Unfortunately, the market for the talented running back has dried up over the past 12 months. Moreover, the value of running backs around the NFL has dropped precipitously on a seemingly annual basis as teams wise up to the fact that their shelf lives are shorter than players in other positions.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Gordon agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos. Of that total, roughly $13.5 million is guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
Last season, the Chargers were said to have been offering Gordon something in the $10 million per year range.
Furthermore, according to Rapoport, Gordon had a better standing offer from a different organization but ultimately decided to stay in the AFC West where the Chargers are.
“Melvin Gordon had a better offer from another team, but the lure of playing in the same division as the Chargers, that appealed to him,” he tweeted.
Will the Broncos be significantly better with Gordon in place? Time will tell.