Melvin Gordon, the Los Angeles Chargers’ star running back demanded an extension or a trade, and he may have a case for getting paid.
It has been turmoil on Chargers Twitter since the news first broke Thursday morning that Gordon, one of the team’s top players, demanded an extension or a trade before training camp, or he wouldn’t show up.
Gordon was going to play 2019 in the fifth and last year of his rookie deal, and his potential extension was already a topic of discussion.
Flash, as he has been nicknamed since his college days, is one of the most beloved players on the team. But the event was quick to change people’s perceptions and opinions.
Four weeks ago, 80% of polled fans wanted a Melvin Gordon extension. Today, 51%. https://t.co/OHUYDGtGxi
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) July 12, 2019
As can be seen, fan opinion quickly changed, and social media has seen a lot of Chargers fans support the trade alternative.
But Gordon is one of the best backs in the league, and while running back is certainly one of the most replaceable positions, is Gordon so good that he can’t be replaced?
That is a question worth exploring since the Chargers are on the brink of a Super Bowl run and need all the help they can get. Can they replace one of the best tailbacks in the league?
Let’s see what sets Gordon apart.