Both Chris Harris and Melvin Gordon have spent time with the LA Chargers and Denver Broncos. Harris was one of the best cornerbacks of the 2010s while in Denver, terrorizing Philip Rivers in each of their divisional matchups. Harris then jumped ship and spent two years with the Chargers.
Meanwhile, Gordon started his career with the Chargers and was one of the best running backs in the league during his time in Southern California. Gordon then lost favor with Chargers fans when he had a contract holdout in his final Chargers season. His comments about the Chargers not having fans certainly added fuel to the fire.
Gordon has now found himself as the no. 2 back on the Broncos and there is no doubt that LA fans find joy in Gordon struggling. Gordon had a fumbling issue with the Bolts that has translated to Denver and on Sunday, Gordon fumbled for the fourth time this season, resulting in a Raiders' scoop and score.
It did not take long for the former Chargers and Broncos cornerback to throw some shade at Gordon, much to the delight of Chargers fans.
Seeing Melvin Gordon fumble, and Chris Harris throw a shot at him, is comedy gold for Chargers fans.
For some context, Harris and Gordon never actually shared a locker room with each other. Harris signed a two-year deal with the Chargers in the same offseason that Gordon signed a two-year deal with the Broncos.
With Harris leaving, Gordon decided to keep the number that he had in his last season with the Chargers: no. 25. For those that are unaware, Harris was no. 25 during his tenure with the Broncos (and Chargers) and legitimately may have a case for getting his number retired.
It is clear that Harris does not think that Gordon deserves the no. 25 that he made popular in Denver before he showed up. To be fair, Gordon's most impactful no. on the Chargers was not even 25. Gordon started his career (and was at his best) when he was wearing 28 while with the Bolts. His career has gone downhill since the switch.
Maybe Chris Harris is on to something. Maybe 25 is holding Gordon back and if he changes back to his original number, he might play better. We'd rather see him stick with 25 and fumble against the Chargers on Monday Night Football in three weeks.