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Operating again Melvin Gordon stated Friday on NFL Community that Los Angeles is motivated to assist the group’s two eldest statesmen earn a Tremendous Bowl title earlier than they cling up their cleats.
“Father Time is coming with my boy (Antonio) Gates and (Philip Rivers),” Gordon stated, in response to NFL.com’s Jeremy Bergman. “It might imply quite a bit to get these guys that ring earlier than they step down, particularly Gates. I feel we’d lose him after this yr; you by no means know with Gates. However it will be like to have him stroll away with a hoop and put that stamp on his profession, in order that’s undoubtedly what we would like.”
The 37-yr-previous Gates flirted with retirement this offseason, however finally opted to return, possible partly because of being one rating away from breaking a tie with Tony Gonzalez for probably the most touchdowns by a decent finish in NFL historical past.
Whereas Rivers, 35, seems to have a bigger window by which to seize his elusive first title, it is attainable the transfer away from San Diego to L.A. will trigger him to query how for much longer he needs to play.
Gordon might want to proceed his ascension if the Chargers are to emerge as contenders. In 2016, the third-yr again rebounded from a disappointing rookie season during which he failed to attain a landing by discovering the top zone 12 occasions and falling three yards in need of 1,000 dashing yards resulting from a late-season damage.
“Profitable season, man. We would like a Tremendous Bowl,” Gordon defined. “My boy James White, he has two of these issues. I’m going to his house and also you open up the little case they usually’ve obtained the sunshine flashing on the ring. All you possibly can take into consideration is I want that might be me.”