Los Angeles Chargers: 3 teams that could still be interested in trading for Melvin Gordon

By Travis Wakeman
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon /
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50. . . . Detroit Lions.

The Lions could be a fit and because they play in the NFC, could be a team the Chargers wouldn’t mind sending Gordon to as they would not have to see him as an opponent very often. The Lions also make sense because they don’t have a solid rushing attack, but that has been the case since Barry Sanders retired.

With Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve, the Lions have guys like Ty Johnson, Tra Carson, J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins on the roster. Gordon would clearly be an upgrade.

At 3-3-1, the Lions will find it tough to make the playoffs in a loaded NFC, but they are far from out of it. The team has clearly made strides from last season, Matt Patricia’s first as head coach, and a player like Gordon could help them get over the hump in the division that is the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.

The Lions don’t have as much money to spend next season as the Bill and Texans, but there is still approximately $51 million available to use. If the Chargers could somehow obtain Detroit’s young tackle prospect, Tyrell Crosby in a deal, the Lions could be the team to send Gordon to.

Of course, there are plenty of what if’s with each of these deals, which is why blockbuster trades are rare in the NFL.