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Chargers: Where will Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry play in 2020?

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) - LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) - LA Chargers
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Melvin Gordon

ESPN says: Kansas City Chiefs

Bolt Beat says: Philadelphia Eagles

Gordon began the year by holding out in hopes of getting a new contract, reportedly turning down a $10 million dollar per season extension in the process. He was looking for more and as a result, might have cost himself big.

He might not get a team to even give him $10 million per year as the running back position seems to become more and more expendable each year.

But the Chargers are going to move on.

Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson gives the team a solid combination (and a much cheaper one). Both running backs filled in well during Gordon’s absence and Ekeler has been fantastic all season.

Yates sees the Chiefs as a potential fit for Gordon and that team would likely love to pluck him away from a division rival. But the Eagles also make plenty of sense, even if they sign him to a one-year, “prove it” deal.

The Eagles were so depleted in the backfield this season that they brought Jay Ajayi back off the street. They will be looking for an upgrade in the offseason.

Jordan Howard has been solid for the Eagles, but he too will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Gordon would be an upgrade and pairing him with the young Miles Sanders could give the Eagles a dynamic backfield.

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