The Wisconsin Badgers have had a plethora of running backs drafted into the NFL. Many have gone on to have extremely successful careers. Melvin Gordon was no different. Melvin Gordon was drafted by the San Diego Chargers. He was the 15th overall pick in the first round. He spent the first five years of his career in San Diego, then Los Angeles, as a member of the Chargers. In 2020 he joined the Denver Broncos and has been there ever since. More than halfway through the 2022 season, however, Gordon has found a third home. The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed the 29-year-old running back.
Melvin Gordon Signs With The Kansas City Chiefs Practice Squad
Former Badgers RB Melvin Gordon is a two-time Pro Bowler in his eighth NFL season. He has rushed for 6,462 yards and 55 touchdowns and caught 309 passes with 14 touchdowns over his career, with his best year in 2017 with the Chargers. This season, he rushed for 318 yards and caught 25 passes in 10 games. But he fumbled five times and the Broncos released him after his final one in Week 11 against the Raiders.
Gordon figures to get a chance to get on the field for the Chiefs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire began the season as the starting running back. However, he is now on the injured reserve list with a high ankle sprain. Rookie RB Isiah Pacheco leads the Chiefs with 455 rushing yards. Another running back, Jerick McKinnon, is fourth on the team with 29 catches. Ronald Jones made his season debut for the Chiefs in Sunday’s win over the Rams and caught one pass for 22 yards while rushing four times for 12 yards. Melvin Gordon should have plenty of opportunities to fight for playing time on this roster, even with his recent fumbling issues.
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