Denver Broncos player no. 2: Melvin Gordon, RB
Very few running backs in the NFL have more touchdowns than Melvin Gordon since the 2016 season.
As a matter of fact, Gordon is in pretty rare air there.
Since not scoring a touchdown his entire rookie season in 2015, which still seems impossible, Gordon has enjoyed a stretch of basically averaging 10 touchdowns per year.
As a matter of fact, since the 2016 season, Gordon has averaged 13 touchdowns every 16 games played. With the Denver Broncos, he has racked up nearly 2,300 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns in two seasons and 31 games played.
Although many Denver Broncos fans were upset at the signing of Melvin Gordon when it happened just on principle of paying a running back in free agency, he’s been one of the team’s only consistent sources of true offensive production under Pat Shurmur.
With the emergence of rookie running back Javonte Williams in 2021, it’s hard to know whether or not the Broncos will put up the cash to bring Gordon back into the fold. As productive as he has been, he has also been a liability at times in the fumble department and also was popped for a DUI in his first year in Denver.
Will George Paton re-sign a running back to a third NFL contract? As good as Gordon has been, I think the Broncos will move on.