Melvin Gordon has a decision to make.
The Los Angeles Chargers running back isn’t going to get a new contract before his team’s first game of the new NFL season next week as general manager Tom Telesco told reporters Sunday that contract negotiations will be put on hold until after the 2019 season.
“When, or if, Melvin reports, he will play under his current contract,” Telesco said.
Gordon, 26, was set to make $5.6 million this season on the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The two-time Pro Bowler had 885 yards rushing last season along with 50 catches, 490 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.
With contract talks tabled, Gordon can keep sitting out, as he’s done all summer, return to the Chargers or find a trade partner. Multiple reports on Saturday stated the Chargers gave Gordon’s agents permission to look for a trade.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Gordon is seeking at least $13 million a season while the Chargers have offered him a deal worth roughly $10 million a year.
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