Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon has signed a two-year $16 million contract with the Denver Broncos. The deal includes $13.5 million in guaranteed money.
Gordon, a two-time Pro Bowl running back, missed the first four games of the 2019 season as he held out for a contract extension from the Chargers. He finished last season with 612 yards and eight rushing touchdowns in 12 games. Gordon’s first Pro Bowl season was 2016, his second year in the NFL. In that campaign, Gordon rushed for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns in just 13 games. He followed that up with a 2017 season that saw him go over 1,000 yards for the first and only time in his career thus far. He ran for 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns. 2017 was also the only season in which Gordon played in all 16 games.
2018 was Gordon’s second Pro Bowl year. During that season, he had 885 yards and 10 touchdowns in just 12 games. He also averaged a career-best 5.1 yards per carry during that time.
Melvin Gordon remains a popular player among Wisconsin football fans. He is Wisconsin’s fourth leading rush all-time with 4,915 career yards. He was drafted with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft and has spent his entire career up to this point with the Chargers. Gordon currently has career totals of 4,240 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns.
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