Chargers managing again Melvin Gordon doubled down on his anti-Rams feedback this week when creating the media rounds in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII.
Gordon will sit again Sunday hoping the New England Patriots protect against his crosstown rivals from hoisting the Lombardi trophy.
When NFL no cost agency opens March 11, Gordon will have yet another rooting fascination.
If prized no cost agent Le’Veon Bell is capable to established a new benchmark for managing again salaries, that very likely signifies far more dollars for Gordon’s looming extension.
“I’m ready. I’m sitting again ready, ready on Bell,” Gordon told NFL Media’s “Around The NFL” podcast Wednesday. “I’m glad it is transforming mainly because we (managing backs) were being getting devalued for a little bit. But me, David Johnson, Todd Gurley, I can go down a entire record, Bell, you identify it, ‘Zeke,’ just sport-changers, Alvin Kamara, all these men.”
Gordon and the Chargers have expressed optimism on agreeing to a new agreement this offseason. Gordon’s rookie offer expires just after the 2019 time. He’s established to make $5.6 million for the approaching time.
“I feel it is something we’ll certainly search at,” Chargers basic supervisor Tom Telesco explained Jan. 17 about Gordon’s agreement condition. “He’s a massive component of our offense. He’s a warrior for us, he does all the little factors to be a great participant. All the little factors you have to have. I really like getting him. We’re pleased we have him.”
Star managing backs Gurley and Johnson didn’t hold out for Bell to signal on the dotted line. Bell sat out the 2018 time just after declining to perform under the franchise tag for the Pittsburgh Steelers that would have paid him $14.54 million.
Gurley signed a 4-12 months, $57 million extension with the Rams in July that will pay him an yearly typical wage of $14.37 million. Johnson agreed to a 3-12 months, $39 million extension with the Arizona Cardinals in September that will give him an yearly typical of $13 million.
By ready, Gordon’s new offer could surpass Gurley and Johnson, dependent on what comes about with Bell.
If Bell does not dramatically surpass the offers of Gurley and Johnson, Gordon’s extension could convert difficult.
The next tier of optimum-paid managing backs features Atlanta Falcons’ Devonta Freeman and San Francisco 49ers’ Jerick McKinnon. Both of those are creating about $8 million for every 12 months.
Gordon’s 2018 figures make a potent circumstance that the 2015 very first-round pick belongs in the very first tier with Gurley, Johnson and Bell.
But Gordon does not seemed anxious about his future agreement.
“I know we’ll figure something out and the Chargers are heading to be my household for awhile,” Gordon told NFL Complete Access on Tuesday.
Gordon, a two-time Professional Bowler, scored a career-substantial 14 full touchdowns in 2018. He rushed for 885 yards and recorded 490 obtaining yards in 12 games.
Deal figures were being cited from overthecap.com.