Melvin Gordon warming up versus Los Angeles Chargers

The Denver Broncos had another disastrous game on offense Monday, which resulted in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Frustrations are clearly circulating in the Broncos locker room following the game, and perhaps the player with the biggest gripe is running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon started the game at running back for Denver but saw his playing time evaporate very quickly. He received three carries for eight yards but was not used after the first quarter of play in favor of the newly acquired Latavius Murray.

Many thought this could be due to Gordon coming into the game with an injury, but Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett quickly dispelled this notion following the game, saying that Gordon was not injured in the second half of the game.

Gordon was asked about his benching following the game and did not mince words about how he felt while sitting on the sidelines.

“I really can’t explain it,” Gordon told Bridget Condon of NFL Network after the game. “I am a little bitter that we lost the game. I’m sure that there will be a conversation that is had, but I can’t tell you exactly what happened. I was just waiting for my number to get called so I can go out there and help my teammates. It was a close game, and I felt like I could have helped make a difference.”


Gordon has been a big part of the Broncos’ offense each of the past two seasons but appears to have fallen out of favor quickly in Denver.

Many expected him to be the bell cow running back when starter Javonte Williams got injured, but now the future looks to be in doubt for Melvin Gordon moving forward.

[Bridget Condon]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.