According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, newly signed Broncos running back Melvin Gordon took less to sign with the Broncos just so he could play the Chargers twice a year.
Melvin Gordon had a better offer from another team, but the lure of playing in the same division as the #Chargers, that appealed to him. https://t.co/ZX9KZ4nvkc— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
Staying within the division to play the team that didn’t think you were worth a big deal and let you walk always made me think that Gordon to the Broncos made sense. Add in Royce Freeman being a bit of a disappointment and you had a solid match between the two sides.
Division games are always marked on the calendar but we may be looking a little more forward to the first match up between these two teams. Gordon will be looking for revenge against them and will be doing it in the rival Broncos colors. A great game from Gordon leading to a win(and sweep) of the Chargers would be very satisfying.
So if you do not like this move, maybe Gordon taking less to join the Broncos to get back at the Chargers will help sway you a bit. If that doesn’t do it, here are some more tweets that may help you a bit.
This is why the Broncos got Melvin Gordon ... pic.twitter.com/qsdZQ6RmTO— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 20, 2020
Something to note in the Melvin Gordon move for Denver. Gordon vs stacked boxes since 2018:— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 20, 2020
- Yards per rush: 4.8 (2nd)
- TDs; 11 (T-2nd)
- 10+ yard run %: 16.9 (2nd)
Personally, I think 47 total touchdowns over the last 4 seasons is good. That's what Melvin Gordon brings to Denver— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) March 20, 2020
Key thing to Melvin Gordon deal is it's 2-YEAR deal. Gurley went with 1-year prove it in ATL. Gordon a better receiver/ less-health-risk runner than Gurley.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 20, 2020
Gordon will be Broncos bell cow, I'm told. Lindsay becomes 1,000-yard/Pro Bowl No. 2. Broncos have 2 Pro Bowl RBs. #9sports