As the Los Angeles Chargers begin training camp, they’ll be without one of their crucial skill players. Melvin Gordon has decided to hold out in hopes of forcing the Chargers’ hand to give him a new contract extension.
Coming into this season, Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie deal that he signed in 2015. Gordon is set to make $5.6 million in 2019, making him the 11th highest-paid running back in the upcoming season.
The Chargers’ running back has let it be known that he wishes to be paid according to his worth. But is Gordon making the right move by holding out from the Chargers?
Currently, Gordon has some of the best leverage he’ll have in his career to land a lucrative deal. So yes, Gordon is making the right move by holding out. Maybe not in the eyes of Chargers fans but most don’t realize how the business side of the NFL works.