Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon made news recently when he demanded either an extension or to be traded.

In talking about a demand that came pretty much out of nowhere, the youngish running back indicated that he’d like to remain a member of the Chargers. Gordon also made it clear that he wants to get paid.

Gordon, 26, is set to earn a base salary of $5.6 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. Said salary ranks outside of the top-10 running backs in the NFL.

The former Wisconsin standout has been great when he’s actually remained healthy throughout a four-year career in Southern California. The past three seasons have seen Gordon average north of 1,400 total yards and 13 touchdowns per.

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