Broncos running back Melvin Gordon doesn’t seem happy with how he’s being used in Denver.
On Monday Night, the team suffered another loss after struggling again on offense vs the Chargers.
Broncos running back Melvin Gordon only ran the ball three times in the game and was benched in the second half in favor of Latavius Murray, who ended up carrying the ball 15 times for 66 yards.
After the game, a frustrated Gordon was brutally honest while talking to NFL Network’s Bridget Condon.
“To tell you exactly what happened? I can’t tell you. Because I don’t know,” Gordon said. “Na, no one mentioned anything to me.”
“It was a close game, I felt like I could’ve made a difference, but apparently not,”
Melvin Gordon had 3 carries for 8 yards tonight. They all came in the first quarter.
"It was a close game. I felt like I could've helped make a difference but apparently not." pic.twitter.com/kMLNzpGybv
— Bridget Condon (@BridgetCondon_) October 18, 2022
Gordon would later like several tweets suggesting that he would like to get traded from the team.
Melvin Gordon’s ‘liked’ tweets are… not ideal. pic.twitter.com/XgiwdA4bOC
— Graham Tiedtke (@GrahamTiedtkePO) October 18, 2022
Some fans felt bad for Gordon.
This is really bad. The coach can’t just pull a player who hasn’t done anything wrong, who is presumably the starter, and not say anything to him about why he’s on the sidelines. Hackett needs to go https://t.co/uGWwAMIBMq
— Svetz (@Svetz17) October 18, 2022
They are giving carries to Murray and Boone & Gordon way better def would of helped them a lot 😂 fire the whole broncos staff https://t.co/YA9Van3xf9
— Brian ⚡️ (@BFlashyy) October 18, 2022
Others didn’t feel much sympathy for Gordon.
Imagine fumbling as many times as this guy has the last 2 years and then resigning on a cheap deal to be a backup RB because no one else wanted you . Then you have the audacity to bitch about not playing. One of the most selfish guys in a league full of selfish guys. https://t.co/7S5zYLwzI1
— Boy Named Dana (@Smallball303) October 18, 2022
Bro you got benched cause you a fumbling machine https://t.co/sFr83t4Bxd
— Chris (@hovaaaaaaa) October 18, 2022