Melvin Gordon may have ended his holdout and joined the Los Angeles Chargers back but it doesn’t mean that he will stay in their much longer. Both the Chargers side and Gordon needed each other so they don’t lose out money on their contract and make trade deals with other NFL teams.
MELVIN GORDON HELD OUT TO PLAY LIKE THIS?
— ⚡️BOLTZSTOOL⚡️ (@LACBARSTOOL) October 6, 2019
Even when Gordon played in the Chargers roster for Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos, they lost badly as the running back only rushed for 31 yards over 12 carries. The Chargers have no use of him and instead they are facing another problem of injured players and the only solution out is to trade Gordon to Eagles or some other team and get new reinforcements.
Injured Players in Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have placed most of their players on the injured list and others are still doubtful to play in Week 6 and further. NFL 2019 season has not been kind to the LA Chargers as they are lagging at 2-3 even after winning the season opener against the Colts. Russell Okung, the left tackle of Chargers is out due to pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots.
— William NextLevelTrading (@WilliamNextLev1) October 11, 2019
Even the team safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips are also on the injured reserve. The tight end Hunter Henry has a fractured knee and cornerback Michael Davis is suffering through a hamstring injury. Most of them are doubtful to recover in a short span of time and trading out Gordon is the only way left for the Chargers to get new players.
Melvin Gordon trade deal with Eagles
Los Angeles Chargers have no issue of missing out a running back as Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are doing a great job and replaced Melvin Gordon for the first four 2019 season NFL games. Gordon has earlier expressed his desire to join the Philadelphia Eagles when he started to follow them and a few other teams on Instagram.
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 1, 2019
The Eagles side are having a tough time and they would gladly welcome a strong player like Gordon. The Chargers could ask the Eagles a few young and fit replacements and make the Melvin Gordon trade deal before the October 29 trade deadline.