While waiting for next contract, Melvin Gordon makes agent change

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Veteran running back Melvin Gordon remains a free agent. As he waits for his next opportunity, he has made a change in representation.

Per NFLPA records, Gordon has retained Brian Murphy and Joe Panos of Athletes First. Previously, Gordon was represented by Fletcher Smith and Damarius Bilbo.

Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Broncos in 2020, after finishing his rookie deal with the Chargers. The 2015 first-round pick held out in 2019, but eventually returned to the team.

A league source tells PFT that Gordon’s market currently is believed to be in the range of $2.5 million on a one-year deal.

That’s a reminder of what happens to NFL running backs as they age. Gordon, now seven seasons and more than 6,100 rushing yards into his professional career, is slipping closer to minimum-salary status. He turns 29 later this month, and there’s a fresh crop of full-tread tailbacks in each and every draft class.

The Broncos haven’t closed the door on bringing him back. With Javonte Williams emerging as a rookie, however, the Broncos surely won’t be paying Gordon anything remotely close to $8 million per year.

12 responses to “While waiting for next contract, Melvin Gordon makes agent change

  1. If he’s willing to take an incentive Laden contract with say only a million guaranteed I could see him landing in New England

  2. I like this guy. Probably best of remaining RBs. My guess is he’ll sign after draft with a team that doesn’t get the RB they want.

  3. He needs to hire Kyler Murray’s agent Erik Burkhardt and go scorched earth and demand to be paid NOW!!

    Oh, wait, he is a free agent. Oops.

  4. Dime a dozen. There’s 10 guys in the draft or available as a UDFA who can approximate his value at much less cost.

  5. One of those guys who thinks he’s better than he really is. Smart play is to sign cheap with a winner and chase a ring.

  6. If you’re a top-tier running back in the NFL, better stash that peak contract money away as effectively as possible. Because that may be the only massive contract they get.

    Beats turning into an Adrian Peterson, bouncing around to different practice squads to milk whatever pocket change is offered.

  7. Huh. Didn’t know he was still around. Take a one year prove it deal. He is only 29. Almost had 1000 yards. He should work on his routes and catching a little more. Otherwise find yourself not playing at all.

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