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Super Bowl champion Melvin Gordon makes return pledge after being left jobless

by Moxieplay

Super Bowl champion Melvin Gordon is struggling to find a team this off-season after he failed to impress with the Kansas City Chiefs last season.

The 30-year-old left the Denver Broncos in 2022 after a near-1,000 yard season in 2021, and he went on to join the Chiefs’ practice squad.

It was with the Chiefs he would win his first Super Bowl ring despite the fact he didn’t play a single down, failing to win over head coach Andy Reid.

The running-back was given a ring anyway having formed part of the organization’s playing staff during the successful season.

Having once been one of the best running-backs in the league, Gordon is now jobless, and as he alluded to during a recent interview, his position has a lot to do with it.

“We just don’t get no love,” he said, speaking on The Jim Rome Show, “it’s literally the worst position to play in the NFL right now, it sucks.

“I still want to play, I still got some tread left on the tire. It’s just about the right situation and it’s just so tough for running backs right now.

“I’m just staying ready because I know what I can do. I know once I get in camp or any camp, I can turn some heads.

“I know what I need to do. I know my mistakes that I’ve made and you have to be able to correct them, but I’m ready to go.”

Common NFL situation

Gordon‘s situation is nothing new in the NFL, with teams largely resisting the urge to pay veteran running-backs their worth.

Given the attrition that takes place in the position, teams now prefer to draft rookie running-backs in a bid to develop them, rather than using valuable cap space to sign veterans.

Gordon‘s situation is also not helped by the presence of Dalvin Cook, who is available this off-season after leaving the Minnesota Vikings.

Though, there is a silver lining in that there will be more than one team that bids for Cook and misses out, creating a potential opening for Gordon down the line.

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