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Melvin Gordon should be mentioned as an MVP Candidate

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 03: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball down field during the game against the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center on December 3, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 03: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball down field during the game against the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center on December 3, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Melvin Gordon is playing at an MVP level this year and has been a huge reason in getting the Los Angeles Chargers get to a 4-2 record.

It is time that we start talking about Melvin Gordon as an MVP candidate. This is the way too early vote for MVP, but these are some of the things that you do when you write for a blog! Melvin Gordon needs the recognition. His name should be in the hat. He has been playing with ferocity on offense and I love seeing it.

We all know that Philip Rivers would be the first name to mention on this roster as an MVP candidate, but look at what this offense is able to do with Melvin Gordon playing at the level that he is playing! Melvin is opening up so many options for Philip with his play.

Melvin is eating up defenses any time he gets the football. His Beast Mode style of play is destroying tacklers. Late in the game he looks stronger that anyone else on the field and keeps churning through people.

Melvin has scored 9 touchdowns this year and any time he gets the ball in the red zone I expect him to score. He has a nose for the end zone and Coach Lynn and Coach Whiz love getting him the football in space.

It wasn’t long ago that we were wishing that he could find the cutback lanes. It wasn’t long ago that he would trip over the yard lines on the field. Now we can’t get him off the field.  His play has kept one of our playmakers, Austin Ekeler, on the bench.

I love seeing this team bring back this style of play back. I love that the team is pounding the football down people’s throats and opening up long bombs in play action.

The Chargers offense can beat you in all kinds of different ways and every Sunday they show something new. Last week you saw a healthy dose of Melvin in the run game. Start talking about him in the MVP race.

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