Broncos: Melvin Gordon joins the Denver Broncos on two-year deal

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According to NFL Network, RB Melvin Gordon has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Denver Broncos. The deal is worth up to $16 million over the next two seasons, which includes a guarantee of $13.5 million. The addition of Gordon will create a strong 1-2 punch in the backfield, with the two-time pro-bowler (2016 & 2018) joining Phillip Lindsay.

Last season was full of turmoil for the 26-year-old running back from Wisconsin, as Gordon missed all of training camp and the first four games due to a contract dispute with the Los Angeles Chargers. In 2019, Gordon rushed for 612 yards on 162 carries with eight touchdowns.

In 2017, Gordon reached his first career 1,000 rushing yards, as he finished with 1,105 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 58 receptions, 476 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.

His relationship with the Chargers took a hit last offseason after Gordon expressed his desire to be paid as a top-tear RB in the likes of Ezekiel Elliot and Le’Veon Bell.

A first-round pick (No. 15 overall) by the Chargers in 2015, Gordon has registered 4,240 rushing yards, 36 touchdowns and 224 receptions through his five-year career.

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