The Denver Broncos’ depth chart has Melvin Gordon as their top running back, and they anticipate him to lead a strong ground game. Gordon’s output thus far has not been exceptional.
The Denver offense has had trouble overall, but the absence of a reliable running game has been a major problem. Gordon has rushed for one touchdown while carrying the ball 55 times for 301 yards.
The team has had trouble with his 3.7 yards per rush, and former star of Denver Terrell Davis has taken notice. If Gordon doesn’t increase his output in the very near future, the Hall of Fame running back thinks his time as the teams top running back may be coming to an end.
He is aware that this may be his last opportunity, Davis said in an interview with Tony Anderson of Sports Seriously. Simply, you can no longer afford to let the ball hit the ground. He is aware of what is known by all of us if that occurs. He most likely won’t attend.
Gordon has fumbled the ball three times, and the opposition has recovered two of those fumbles in addition to his lack of productivity.
Although Gordon has been a prolific receiver for the majority of his eight-year career, his statistics in that area are also declining. To this point in the season, he has caught 11 passes for 98 yards.
The San Diego Chargers selected Melvin Gordon with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and his best qualities were speed and elusiveness. His performance in both of those categories is no longer at its best, which is a major factor in why his starting spot appears to be in jeopardy.
In Denver’s Week 6 loss to the Chargers, Latavius Murray, who the Broncos acquired from the New Orleans Saints earlier in the season, carried the ball 15 times for a total of 66 yards. Murray lacks speed but makes up for it with strength and a reliable north-south running style. At this moment, he might be a better option to serve as the team’s starting running back.