Offensive Melvin Gordon has informed the Los Angeles Chargers that unless he gets a new contract, he will not show up at training camp and demand an exchange, his agent Fletcher Smith told ESPN.
Smith stated that he and Gordon did not wish to follow this path, but due to lack of progress in negotiations and offers presented by the shippers during the off season, they felt it necessary to express their dissatisfaction so to attempt to obtain a more satisfactory result, whether with a new contract or a trade.
Gordon, 26, is expected to enter the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $ 5.6 million.
Todd Gurley, David Johnson and The Veon Bell have recently signed new contracts and Gordon wants to be next on the list. He does not want to accept an offer from the shippers that does not put him near the salaries of these great halves.
Gordon was elected to two Pro Bowls tournaments, averaged 5.1 yards per race and recorded a total of 14 touchdowns in 2018.
Unless both sides can resolve their differences before the Chargers' training camp, which is scheduled to open July 24 in Costa Mesa, California, it will be a contentious issue that darkens the atmosphere. team, just like the Chargers had to face an unsigned Joey Bosa in the summer of 2016.
Smith said Gordon was locked up and discouraged by the lack of progress in the talks.