Los Angeles Chargers
    Melvin Gordon III
    Melvin Gordon III
    #28 | Melvin Gordon III
    Healthy
    Running Back | Los Angeles Chargers
    Date of Birth 4/13/1993
    Height, Weight 6'1", 215 lbs
    From Kenosha, WI
    College Wisconsin
    Experience 4 Years
    Drafted 2015 - Rd 1 (15th Overall) by
    Salary --
    2018 Season
    Rush Yds
    885
    17th
    Rush Avg
    5.1
    10th
    Rush TD
    10
    6th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 4/13/1993
    Height, Weight 6'1", 215 lbs
    From Kenosha, WI
    College Wisconsin
    Experience 4 Years
    Drafted 2015 - Rd 1 (15th Overall) by
    Salary --
    RotowireJun 12, 9:38a ET

    News

    Gordon said Tuesday that he's discussing a new contract with the Chargers, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    Impact

    Gordon is scheduled for a $5.6 million salary in 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. He's participating in mandatory minicamp this week, but he sounded a bit hesitant when asked about the idea of playing in games without a new contract on deck. Gordon mentioned Todd Gurley and David Johnson as examples of running backs that have received long-term extensions. Both players have been more efficient than Gordon in terms of yards per carry and yards per target, but the 26-year-old displayed major progress in that area last season -- 5.1 YPC, 7.4 YPT -- after the Chargers finally improved their persistently troublesome offensive line.