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Coach Mccoy announces that Melvin Gordon will be placed on IR.— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 21, 2015
And so, one of the most disappointing rookie seasons in the history of the San Diego Chargers comes to it's anticlimactic conclusion.
Melvin Gordon showed off his athleticism for much of the season, and didn't struggle with injuries until this "cartilage injury" in his knee, but it never seemed to amount for much because of a lack of vision and decisiveness.
In the end, Gordon's rookie season was so bad it almost broke a long-standing record.
JUST missed having the record. You'll get 'em next time, @Melvingordon25. pic.twitter.com/3zDE62Doiy— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) December 21, 2015
With just four more touches, Gordon would've had the record for the most touches by a rookie RB without scoring a touchdown in his first season.
He still got the post-merger record. https://t.co/qjfH4UImCh— Richard Wade (@RichardWade) December 21, 2015
That's not to say that Gordon doesn't have a bright future, he still might, but going on IR after a stellar rushing performance by Donald Brown is about as fitting a end to Gordon's season as Chargers fans could've asked for.