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As Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon continues his holdout in hopes of landing a big contract, quarterback Philip Rivers appears willing to make a few sacrifices to try and bring Gordon back into the fold.

During an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Rivers indicated he’s willing to play out the final year of his contract and even seemed open to the idea of leaving money on the table this year for Gordon.

“If it does, awesome.” Rivers said, via SiriusXM. You want our team to have the best chance to go win and hopefully we see Melvin soon. I think Melvin adds a great deal to our team, you see what he’s done, he’s scored what 38 touchdowns in the past handful of years, there’s only a handful of guys that have done that.”

While there’s plenty of debate surrounding the value of running backs, Rivers and offensive tackle Russell Okung have thrown their support behind the team’s star running back.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is certainly confident in the running backs the team has behind Gordon, but perhaps a few extra million saved by Rivers will change the team’s stance and get a deal done.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick