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Melvin Gordon to demand trade if no deal in place come training camp

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I expect more of this especially at RB...

As a Raider fan I'll like him not in football shape ASAP. As a football fan, I'd like the Chargers to not get the injury bug and be a quality team. Except when playing my Raiders, they can fold those games.  :D Rivers needs a ring being in that QB class. Even though he's on a rival team it's be a nice story if nothing else.

Gordon is being smart as he has an injury history at a short shelf life position. Zeke will probably get paid early if this goes south. Jerry won't want the PR...

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Wonder how much he'd fetch on the trade market. Feel like given his position and his level of productivity, my guess is a late 2nd early 3rd.

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Realistically, what teams would be willing to trade for him and give him a new contract?  

Bucs and Dolphins are the only two teams that could really need another RB to the point of trading for him and giving him a shiny new contract, but can the Bucs even afford that?  There are other teams too who could use an upgrade, but it wouldn't make sense for them to invest that much in one.  Seahawks drafted Penny in the 1st round last year and have Carson.  Bears could use someone other than Cohen, but it isn't a dire need.  Same thing with the Chiefs and Hyde, Packers and Jones, Texans and Miller.  Those teams could use upgrades, but not to the point they would trade and extend Gordon.

 

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Feel like these rb's have the right to expect to be paid correctly,  but they are so devalued,   it's just not gonna happen.   I honestly think the Chargers would be better served to trade him.    I wouldn't pay him Gurley money, and RB's just hit the wall so quick.

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There just aren't that many RB-needy teams. I don't see there being much of a market for Gordon. 

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2 minutes ago, iknowcool said:

Realistically, what teams would be willing to trade for him and give him a new contract?  

Bucs and Dolphins are the only two teams that could really need another RB to the point of trading for him and giving him a shiny new contract, but can the Bucs even afford that?  There are other teams too who could use an upgrade, but it wouldn't make sense for them to invest that much in one.  Seahawks drafted Penny in the 1st round last year and have Carson.  Bears could use someone other than Cohen, but it isn't a dire need.  Same thing with the Chiefs and Hyde, Packers and Jones, Texans and Miller.  Those teams could use upgrades, but not to the point they would trade and extend Gordon.

 

Agree.    I could see a contender doing a 1 year rental, and then he's a free agent.

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1 minute ago, BleedTheClock said:

There just aren't that many RB-needy teams. I don't see there being much of a market for Gordon. 

Plus,  a team can draft a couple mid to late rounds each year and they will eventually hit. 

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3 minutes ago, BleedTheClock said:

There just aren't that many RB-needy teams. I don't see there being much of a market for Gordon. 

I could see him getting around 7 per year but nothing close to Gurley money. I could see Chargers ultimately extending him but playing hard ball and due to lack of potential trade partners get him for relatively cheap money

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1 minute ago, SweetFancyMoses said:

Plus,  a team can draft a couple mid to late rounds each year and they will eventually hit. 

Pretty much. Even teams with a questionable run game still have runners with high upside on their team.

The only teams that would likely have a high interest in him would be teams that were a great RB away from being an elite team. No teams fit that mold and even if they did, they wouldn't want to pay Gordon what he's going to be asking for.

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God bless him for killing the Badger RBs fail in the NFL stereotype. Get paid you beautiful bastard.

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I think the Chargers could just let him sit out. Does he have to report at some point to become a free agent next year? 

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2 minutes ago, SBLIII said:

 

This makes sense for the Chargers given their idiocy on the Joey Bosa holdout.

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