Chargers’ Pro Bowl RB Melvin Gordon Asks For a Trade

Melvin Gordon. Photo by Charles Baus/CSM/Shutterstock

Los Angeles Chargers’ running back Melvin Gordon wants to get paid this summer, and it seems like he doesn’t care which organization signs the check.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Gordon’s agent Damarius Bilbo asked the Chargers to trade his client last week after the organization did not step up their contract offer. The 26-year-old reportedly wants a bigger figure than $10 million a year that the Chargers are offering.

Bilbo announced this turn of events in early July when he said that Gordon is serious about asking for trade if contract talks remain stalled while adding that his client feels “disrespected.”

“He’s very serious,” – said Bilbo at the time. “He’s worked his butt off, and the fifth-year option is a result of where he was drafted. It’s what it is. But if we’d gotten a respectable offer, we wouldn’t be here. But he felt disrespected. He’s very serious.”

Melvin Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract which paid him $5.6 million in 2019. He decided not to report to training camp and intends to hold out until he gets an extension. However, the Los Angeles Chargers remain unfazed by his absence for the time being. Chargers’ general manager Tom Telesco previously stated that the team does not intend to either trade Gordon or increase their offer.

Gordon played 12 games last season in which he 175 carries for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also added 50 receptions for 490 yards and four TDs.