Melvin Gordon III has put the Los Angeles Chargers on the spot.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the fifth-year running back has given the Chargers an ultimatum: either he receives a new contract or he doesn’t report to training camp and demand a trade. Fletcher Smith, Gordon’s agent, is the one who informed ESPN.
Gordon has been eligible for a new contract since the end of the 2017 season. He is set to make $5.605 million this year.
Los Angeles running back Melvin Gordon has informed the Chargers that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp and he will demand a trade, his agent Fletcher Smith told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 11, 2019
In his first four seasons in the NFL, Gordon has made nearly $10.7 million. Gordon is coming off a season in which he totaled 885 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in 12 games. He also posted a career-high 490 receiving yards and four scores.
Gordon has totaled 3,628 rushing and 1,577 receiving yards in his career with the Chargers. He’s accounted for 38 total touchdowns. He has not lost a fumble since 2016.