Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon discusses his fit in the Broncos' backfield
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Melvin Gordon had highs and lows during his time with the Chargers. The former first-round pick believes he can produce better numbers with his new team, the Broncos.

“It really didn’t play out to my strengths, especially the first couple years there,” Gordon said. “I kind of just had to adjust and make it work. It kind of wasn’t a system built for me. But I feel like Denver kinda runs my style of football, and I think it’s a great fit.”

Gordon was reportedly looking for a contract in the range of $10 million per season, though he had to settle for a two-year $16 million pact with the Broncos.

“They run a lot of inside zones, and that’s what I did a lot at Wisconsin,” Gordon said. “It’s going to really help me get back in the feel of what I do best. I’m an inside-zone runner.”

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