Melvin Gordon scored his first career touchdown in the season opener, just as everyone expected.

It just came a year later than we all thought.

Gordon was held without a touchdown in the 2015 season, which ended with him needing micro-fracture surgery.

But the former Wisconsin tailback finally got into the end zone for the first time as a pro in Sunday’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Actually the former first-round pick got into the end zone twice.

Both of those scores came in the first half. The first of which was only from a yard out, but it came after a drive in which Gordon picked up a 17-yard gain:

Yes, that’s rookie and fellow Badger Derek Watt on the block. Fittingly, Gordon’s first game with his former teammate yielded two scores.

By day’s end, Gordon finished his 2016 debut with 14 carries for 57 yards. His Chargers fell apart and blew a three-touchdown lead in the second half, but Gordon did his part.

Gordon still didn’t get as many touches as backfield mate Danny Woodhead. Still, he likely won’t ever be a true feature back with how successful Woodhead has been since arriving to San Diego.

At the very least, Gordon is on the board.