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    MGIII is an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. He is talking about the rich deal that Gurley recently signed at ~$15M per yr. I like Melvin, but can't see paying a RB that much dough. We'll need another bellcow back in the next few years, unless Justin Jackson can be that guy. The thing is that Rivers will be winding down his career too by around that time, and do we want both a new QB and a new RB at the same time? Or, do we keep Gordon on a rich contract while a young QB is groomed? I can't see paying Gordon $12M to $14M per.

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    Gordon has had the knee microfracture surgery. I canít see giving him a new, long term, big dollars contract with lots of guarantees.
    Making the push

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    • #3
      Let's cross that bridge when we get to it.
      "...of course that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by coachmarkos View Post
        Let's cross that bridge when we get to it.
        That bridge is closer than it appears.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Attack View Post

          That bridge is closer than it appears.
          LOL true enough. They really have to get through this season though. If he has another injury, or a bunch of nagging injuries or whatever.

          If he earns it, he'll get paid.
          "...of course that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

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          • #6
            The harsh reality is that players at the RB position are "disposable" in today's league and while I think Gordon is a good back, as F21 points out, that micro-fracture surgery does not bode well for a long career. I'm curious to see how Jackson and Ekeler look. I have a sneaky feeling that Jackson could surprise a lot of people. We have the luxury of watching this and next season before making a decision.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Formula 21 View Post
              Gordon has had the knee microfracture surgery. I canít see giving him a new, long term, big dollars contract with lots of guarantees.
              didn't he play all year last year without problems from that procedure? When successful, that procedure grows a new layer of hard cartilage covering the bone in the joint and leaves it stronger than before the procedure.
              Chagras Got no barg!!!!!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SDfan View Post

                didn't he play all year last year without problems from that procedure? When successful, that procedure grows a new layer of hard cartilage covering the bone in the joint and leaves it stronger than before the procedure.
                He did.

                Another point worth considering is he's 25 years old. We all know the history of RB's once they get over 30. It's not a hard and fast rule, but I'd hesitate to put a huge contract in front of him for multiple year at age 27. It may be worth reworking his deal at the end of this season though, assuming he can continue to grow as a player.
                "...of course that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

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                • richpjr
                  richpjr commented
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                  You're a Charger one year at a time.

              • #9
                Hmmm, I wonder what the average age of the RB was on the last say 10 SB winning teams. Getting younger, older, same roughly?

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                • #10
                  Decent RB's can be had anywhere in the draft or FA market. Not a position to be spending big dollars on.

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                  • #11
                    If he establishes he is a big part of the offense that we cant do without and we make waves due to him then id say pay him well. At this point id say he isnt there yet but he IS a good back that is still ascending if healthy. Our offense does need a versatile back to give it options and he is a good fit. He isnt LT that deserved top dollar but we also have an overall better passing attack than running and are not as reliant on a rb at this point. To me its a wait and see.

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                    • #12
                      Gordon is a good not great back. He isnít going to get top dollar but if he can put his ego aside and accept good rb money then I hope we keep him.

                      If if we have to break the bank for him it will hurt us in the long run. Gotta be smart about rbs and big contracts. Spend that money on a very good ol and then you can plug and play anyone at rb.

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                      • #13
                        And Ekeler is in the wing waiting for his time as #1 rb.
                        Making the push

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by SDfan View Post

                          didn't he play all year last year without problems from that procedure? When successful, that procedure grows a new layer of hard cartilage covering the bone in the joint and leaves it stronger than before the procedure.
                          Agree. That surgery imo isn't a factor. The average RB life in the NFL lasts three years or so without microfracture surgery. He had one more season to show he is worthy of a big deal. He has done pretty decent with a below decent OL.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Formula 21 View Post
                            And Ekeler is in the wing waiting for his time as #1 rb.
                            all comments I've seen about him indicate the team sees Ekeler as a change of pace back, home run threat running and catching. Never seen any indication he is viewed as eventual "starter".
                            Chagras Got no barg!!!!!!!

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