Hopefully I end up a Charger, but I want to get paid

Melvin Gordon desires to be a Charger for all times. The operating again additionally desires to receives a commission.

Thus, Gordon stated Saturday he has no thought what’s going to occur.

“I need to find yourself with the Chargers. That’s my residence,” Gordon stated at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas. “I’m not going to take a seat right here and be like, ‘Man, I don’t need to return to the Chargers, dah, dah, dah.’ Like that’s the staff that blessed me with a possibility. They began my life. They modified my life. Of all 32 groups, that was the staff that known as me. I can’t neglect them for that.

“Nevertheless it’s a possibility proper now the place I do know I have to reap the benefits of it. , I need to receives a commission. That’s simply sort of what it’s. Hopefully I find yourself a Charger. That’s the aim. I need to find yourself with the Chargers.”

Gordon’s brokers knowledgeable the Chargers that he gained’t present as much as coaching camp and not using a new deal, and Fletcher Smith stated Gordon is “ready to take a seat so long as he has to.”

“I’m ready to do what I have to do. That’s simply what it’s going to be,” Gordon stated.

Gordon, although, wouldn’t reply when requested if he’s ready to take the route Le’Veon Bell did final 12 months with the Steelers if he can’t get what he desires. Bell sat out all of final season.

Gordon, 26, is scheduled to make $5.605 million this 12 months.

Gordon, who turned eligible for a brand new deal after the 2017 season, stated he doesn’t know the place talks stand.

“My guess is nearly as good as yours proper now,” Gordon stated. “We’re going to provide them a while and see the place it heads. We’ve nonetheless received a while out earlier than coaching camp. However hopefully issues get discovered.”

Gordon made clear his desire is to remain in Los Angeles. He has not requested a commerce, however he’s additionally prepared to go away if that’s what it takes to receives a commission what he imagine he’s value.

“Yeah, look, hey, I don’t need my followers or my teammates to ever really feel like I don’t need to be with them,” Gordon stated. “I’ve bled with these guys. We had quite a lot of downs and now that we’re up. I positively need to be part of the staff and a part of the squad. I like my teammates, and I like our followers. My followers realize it. I present them a lot love, on any social media platform I’m on. It doesn’t have something to do with me simply wanting to go away as a result of I need to depart. However on the finish of the day, it’s a enterprise, so I’ve received to do what’s greatest for me and my household.”

The 2-time Professional Bowler has 5,205 yards from scrimmage and 38 complete touchdowns on 1,079 profession touches. The Chargers made him the 15th general alternative in 2015.


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