Chargers' Gordon wants trade if no extension

Melvin Gordon wants to come to a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers before training camp begins

Melvin Gordon wants to come to a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers before training camp begins

Gordon, 26, is scheduled to be heading into the last year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $5.6 million.

That's the 11th-highest salary at the position for 2019, though it's tied to his draft position via the collective bargaining agreement.

Gordon reportedly received an extension offer from the Chargers that did not align with the contracts of other top running backs such as Le'Veon Bell and Todd Gurley.

Gordon has been eligible to sign an extension for more than a year, but general manager Tom Telesco said this offseason that there was no timeline. Smith said Gordon had hoped to keep negotiations private, but had go the public route due to a lack of progress being made with the Chargers this off-season.

In June, Gordon said he was looking for a new deal, sooner rather than later. "But that's not going to stop me from coming out here and doing what I need to do".

He was also asked about possibly not playing in 2019 without a new deal.

"I don't know, man". If it's going to happen, it'll happen.

Gordon was selected as a Pro Bowler in two of his first four seasons including a year ago, when he missed four games to injury. He rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns last season while catching 50 passes for 490 yards and four TDs.

However, he was quiet in the playoffs, totaling just 69 yards from scrimmage in two games.

After not scoring a touchdown as a rookie in 14 games, Gordon has 28 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns over the past three seasons.

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