Chargers’ Melvin Gordon motivated to quiet critics of holdout – Chargers Wire

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Chargers running back Melvin Gordon had a lot of people that were supportive of him, but he also had critics that felt like a 64-day holdout wasnt necessary just because contract negotiations werent in his favor .

Gordon, who returned from his lengthy holdout, said on Friday that he is hungry to get back on the field this weekend. One of his motivations is all the negative talk surrounding his decision to remain away from the team and the amount of attention that Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott got during his.

Im definitely motivated. No one cared that Melvin Gordon was out. It was all about Zeke. And it aint no hate. Thats Americas team, but some players on talk shows they care less to talk about it.

You got people in your corner, and they in your corner one second, and the next second, theyre hating on you. You got a lot of people hating on you. The best way to do that is to go shut them up. I remember what everybody said, Gordon said, per Orange County Registers Gilbert Manzano.

Gordon was seeking a contract that would pay him between $13 million and $14 million annually, but he was unable to accomplish that, as Los Angeles wouldnt budge from their original offer from $10 million yearly.

Meanwhile, Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million extension, which made him the highest paid running back in the NFL. Gordon hasnt done enough yet to garner that kind of money, but he wants to make sure that everyone is watching him during the rest of his contract year.

Gordon wont have that big of an opportunity against the Broncos on Sunday because hes going to be on a limited snap count, but hes out to silence all the critics during his holdout and show hes worth a hefty paycheck.

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