Chargers don’t plan on Melvin Gordon returning to the team
Well, that’s the big one, isn’t it?
The Chargers showing interest in any outside free agent (assuming it was legitimate) likely means the team feels Melvin Gordon will not be returning to the franchise.
No move has been made indicating Gordon is on his way out, but the likelihood of him remaining with the Chargers decreases by the day. At this point, even fans are ready to move on, and focus on the players who have shown up to camp and worked tirelessly to prepare for the regular season.
The Chargers themselves, who initially blocked Gordon from engaging in trade talks, have now allowed their running back to discuss possibilities with other teams:
Some potentially big news for the #Chargers: They have given the reps for Melvin Gordon permission to seek a trade, sources say. He’ll explore his options, which include returning. But big few days.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019
One has to believe this signals the end of the road for Gordon and the Chargers. Tom Telesco had zero desire to overpay, and Gordon’s camp had no interest in taking what they felt was less value than they deserved. With the Chargers showing interest in McCoy, it only further conveys the team is ready to win in 2019 without Gordon, and are seeking alternatives at the position.