Melvin Gordon waiting on Le’Veon Bell to sign before pursuing extension

Orange County Register

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon doubled down on his anti-Rams comments this week while making the media rounds in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII.

Gordon will sit back Sunday hoping the New England Patriots prevent his crosstown rivals from hoisting the Lombardi trophy.

When NFL free agency opens March 11, Gordon will have another rooting interest.

If prized free agent Le’Veon Bell is able to set a new benchmark for running back salaries, that likely means more money for Gordon’s looming extension.

“I’m waiting. I’m sitting back waiting, waiting on Bell,” Gordon told NFL Media’s “Around The NFL” podcast Wednesday. “I’m glad it’s changing because we (running backs) were getting devalued for a little bit. But me, David Johnson, Todd Gurley, I can go down a whole list, Bell, you name it, ‘Zeke,’ just game-changers, Alvin Kamara, all those guys.”

Gordon and the Chargers have expressed optimism on agreeing to a new contract this offseason. Gordon’s rookie deal expires after the 2019 season. He’s set to make $5.6 million for the upcoming season.

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