Broncos sign Melvin Gordon III to a two-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Denver Broncos have signed running back Melvin Gordon III. He has received a two-year agreement from the team. 

He could receive up to $16 million from the deal. He is receiving $13.5 million guaranteed. 

Former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon III runs over Darnell Savage against the Green Bay Packers
Melvin Gordon III runs over Darnell Savage against the Green Bay Packers (Photo by the Associated Press/Mark J. Terrill)

This is not the contract he was hoping that he would get. Gordon III previously turned down a multi-year agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers worth more than $10 million annually. 

The Chargers offered Gordon III more than $20 million guaranteed in the offer that he turned down. 

Now, he’ll have another opportunity in two years to try to cash in on a multi-year, massive contract. He is already expected to exceed Philip Lindsey, as the team’s main starting running back.

The former 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft spent five seasons with the Chargers franchise. He spent his first two seasons playing in San Diego, California, before the team moved to the Los Angeles, California area in 2017, where the team spent the last three seasons. 

Gordon III missed several games to begin the 2019 season during a holdout. He eventually returned and played 12 games, including 11 starts to the season. 

He had 162 carries for 612 yards and eight touchdowns during the season. Gordon III also had 42 receptions for 296 yards and one touchdown. 

In 67 games, including 63 starts, Gordon III has had 1,059 carries for 4,240 yards and 36 touchdowns. He has also had 224 receptions for 1,873 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

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