Melvin Gordon and LA Chargers fans have developed a bit of a rivalry over the years. It first started when Gordon held out during the last year of his contract with the team, reportedly rejecting a deal worth around $10 million per year. At the time, it was assumed that the Chargers offered Gordon a four-year deal but the back said this summer that it was a two-year deal.
That still did not sit well with Chargers fans and Gordon did nothing to help calm those tensions on his way out. Not only did the former first-round pick sign with a division rival in the Denver Broncos, but he made sure to torch the fans he previously played for after he left.
When asked about what it would be like to play the 2020 season without fans in attendance, Gordon shrewdly stated that he was used to playing with no fans on the Chargers, so it was nothing new to him. It was at that point in time that Gordon officially became a villain to the Chargers.
Week 6's Monday Night Football matchup against the Broncos seemingly gave Gordon a great chance to get back at his former fans. The Chargers allowed the most yards per carry heading into the game and with JaVonte Williams injured, Gordon was the lead back... or so we thought. Gordon only carried the ball three times for eight yards.
Chargers fans still let him have it, though, and the former Bolts back had no way to get back at his former team when he was just standing on the sideline. This put Gordon in his feels after the loss, which after everything that has happened, is something that Chargers fans will not feel much sympathy for.
Melvin Gordon might be trying to leave the Broncos like he left the Chargers.
Melvin Gordon obviously was not happy with the lack of playing time and the fact that it came against his former team, who he obviously wanted to make a statement against. Gordon liked multiple tweets that called for him to be traded from the Broncos, showing there might be some drama behind the scenes.
It would be fitting for a Chargers game to essentially end Gordon's tenure with the Broncos, if that is indeed what happens. After trolling the Chargers and its fanbase despite playing multiple years for the team, it is hard to feel bad for him when the team delivers a troll right back on a national stage.
The Bolts are definitely happy with the way things panned out, as it gave Austin Ekeler his opportunity to prove that he can be a featured back. It all worked out for the best for the Chargers, but obviously not for Melvin Gordon.