Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants a new contract and is willing to sit out training camp as a result.

Gordon’s agent, Fletcher Smith, told Adam Schefter of ESPN his client will not report to training camp and will demand a trade if the Chargers do not give him a new deal.

Gordon, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2015 draft, is set to receive $5.6 million this season.

According to Schefter, Gordon sees himself as worthy of being paid like a top running back given those accomplishments:

“Other top running backs—Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell—recently have received new deals, and Gordon wants to be the next running back added to that illustrious list. He is unwilling to take the Chargers’ offer that does not put him near the salaries of those top running backs.” 

Running backs have such a small window to get paid. 

You have to get yours while you still can. Gordon is a running back worth paying. 

Without him, the Chargers are not going to be even close to as good. There’s no backup that can fill his shoes. 

Pay the man his money.  

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