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Chargers Daily Links: Melvin Gordon garners mixed reviews in Denver debut

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Melvin Gordon spent the first five years of his career with the Chargers after the team traded up to select him in the first round of the 2015 draft. Five years, a lot of touchdowns and injuries later, Gordon is now a member of Denver Broncos, who made their 2020 debut on Monday Night Football last night.

Gordon performed admirably, but early in the second quarter, the same problems that caused the Bolts to eventually part ways with him showed their ugly face in the form of a fumble early in the second quarter.

While he did fin the end zone at a high rate with the Chargers, Gordon also coughed the ball up quite a bit. During his final season in L.A., he fumbled four times in 12 games. As a rookie, he had six of them. It’s no wonder he couldn’t get the money he was after with the Chargers.

He did, however, find the end zone once and finish with 75 rushing and another eight on three receptions.

Backfield mate Phillip Lindsay suffered a foot injury in last night’s contest, which means that Gordon is now front-and-center as the Bronco’s lead back. Unlike when Ekeler started take snaps from him in L.A., Gordon now has a prime opportunity in front of him to prove he wasn’t just a product of volume within the Bolts’ offense.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out photos from the Bolts’ week one victory over the Bengals (

Chris Hayre and Hayley Elwood discuss the Chargers’ week one win on The Final Drive (

Gavino Borquez touches on the Chargers’ latest injuries (Chargers Wire)

Brandon Viera grades Joey Bosa’s game one performance (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

NFL Nation published their week two power rankings (ESPN)

Brad Gagnon highlights the lack of clutch by the Broncos on MNF (Bleacher Report)

Check out Bleacher Report’s latest NFL power rankings (Bleacher Report)

Gregg Rosenthal talks 11 storylines from week one that actually matter (

Derrick Henry toted the rock 31 times on MNF (Pro Football Talk)

Jeremy Fowler predicts the next players who could reset the market at their positions (ESPN)