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SportWho gets a deal first: Melvin Gordon or Ezekiel Elliott?

14:55  17 july  2019
14:55  17 july  2019 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

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Plus, Melvin Gordon in a tough spot, more bad news for the Bengals up front, another solution for Clowney, who has not signed his tag, can hold out from training camp without being subject to fines 3. Ezekiel Elliott taking a hardline contract sense makes sense. Pro Football Talk reported today that

Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly not happy with his contract situation with the Dallas Cowboys. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon in the midst of his own contract issues and offered some support for his “You seen what happened when Zeke was out. It was a completely different team,” Gordon said.

Who gets a deal first: Melvin Gordon or Ezekiel Elliott?© File photo Getty

Melvin Gordon wants a new deal. Ezekiel Elliott r eportedly wants a new deal. It's an offseason where All-Pro running backs want a new deal. Things are a bit different. Elliott most likely won't hold out. Gordon has already said he would. Let's play a little bit of what's more likely - credit Around the NFL - and try to figure out which important running back will land a new contract first.

Melvin Gordon

Let's address Gordon first. Gordon has one year left on his rookie deal. It's pretty obvious why he's threatening to hold out. He wants a long-term deal now. He doesn't want to play this season and risk injury. Sports Injury Predictor - a real website - puts Gordon at a medium injury risk. He's had knee injuries which are always a concern for a running back.

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Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers seem to be talking about a new contract, but the running back is now The Chargers appear to want to give Gordon a long-term deal . But they could also see an injury-prone back As a first -round pick, unlike Bell, Gordon was automatically tied to a fifth-year

Ezekiel Elliot ’s dramatic offseason has taken another twist. The Cowboys star running back privately claimed he will hold out of training camp unless he’s given a new contract, according to Pro Football Talk. If Elliott is taking notes from Chargers running back Melvin Gordon , who is also demanding

Here are a few problems for Gordon: the Chargers offense doesn't really miss him when he's gone. They are better when he plays, but it doesn't seem like they are significantly better. The engine to that offense is Philip Rivers and Rivers will need a new deal next year. Expect that deal to be around what Ben Roethlisberger signed last year. Also, Joey Bosa has two years left on his deal and he might be a bigger priority - read: he is a bigger priority - than Gordon.

The problem for Gordon is that he isn't the centerpiece of the team. Todd Gurley was the centerpiece of the Rams attack. He had an injury history. He mysteriously disappeared toward the end of last season and the Rams are worried about his knee holding up. He also signed a massive extension before last year. That's a bit of a warning sign for Chargers who could look at Gordon in a similar situation.

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Melvin Gordon missing training camp might end up being the least of the Chargers worries. The Chargers should probably take that threat pretty seriously and that's because it's not the first time As things currently stand, Gordon is headed into the final year of his rookie deal , which is scheduled to

Melvin Gordon isn't giving up yet. While speaking Saturday at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas, the Chargers running back made it clear that while he wants a new deal , he also wants to stay in Los Gordon , who is scheduled to earn .6 million in 2019, was at mandatory minicamp last month after

The sad news is that most running backs are replaceable. They don't get long term deals as they get older unless they are undeniably one of the best running backs in the league. Gordon would get a nice contract offer next year - assuming he makes it healthy through this year - or the Chargers can just go and franchise him.

Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott is a bit of a different beast - and beast is an apt way to describe him when it comes to playing football. Elliott has two years left on his deal, but he was drafted a lot higher than Gordon. He is far and away the engine of the Cowboys offense. He has far less of an injury history compared to Gordon but is still listed as a medium risk. Elliott has two years left on his rookie contract.

Elliott is by far the most important offensive player on the Cowboys. The problem for Elliott is that two other pretty important players have contracts up before his deal ends. Dak Prescott will need a new deal after this season and he's currently a priority for Dallas. Amari Cooper who had a career resurgence after being traded to the Cowboys will also need a new deal. We have to factor in that Dallas gave up a first-round pick to get Cooper so they won't want to see him walk away for nothing. That's not how Jerry Jones does things.

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Melvin Gordon will reportedly ask for a trade if he doesn’t get a new contract, and these five teams could line up with interest. Gordon missed four games last season, and he has missed at least two games in three of his first four seasons. But he is second in the league in touches over the last four

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has privately told those around him he plans to hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. This news comes hot on the heels of Melvin Gordon coming out with an overt plan to stay away until a bigger payday

One thing we do know is that Jones loves stars and Elliott is a supernova. He's a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. The Cowboys offense would grind to a halt in Elliott missed extended time. That's just a fact. Prescott is not good enough to carry the Dallas offense on his own. Elliott is one of, if not the, best running backs in the game today.

Now for the part that every Cowboys fan likes to ignore. Elliott sure seems to get in trouble off the field a lot. He's already been suspended which means the NFL will have a zero-tolerance policy if he does something really wrong. Elliott is going through an issue where he pushed a security guard at a concert. He simply can't do that. Even if we try to minimize things, we always come back to the fact that Elliott is a star and needs to show better judgment.

Verdict

If I was a betting man - and I am - I would bet Gordon gets traded before he gets a long-term deal with the Chargers. I'd also bet that Jerry Jones ponies up the cash for Elliott. It's a delicate situation, but the Cowboys need to figure out how to reach a contract with Prescott first, then either franchise Cooper or come to a deal with Elliott and Cooper around the same time. Elliott is not be trifled with. He will holdout next year if he doesn't have something done with the Cowboys. The one thing Dallas can't afford is to have an angry Elliott who doesn't perform at his peak because he wants a new deal. Elliott will land a new contract with his current team before Gordon does.

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We compared Gordon ’s career productivity to that of Ezekiel Elliott ’s for the simple reason that if Gordon gets paid, the running back market will If you can have a player of Zeke or Gordon ’s caliber at the position versus not having one then the answer is simple. You want the best possible players at

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon isn't being coy about his intent to hold out until he gets a new deal . Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott Elliott , the fourth overall draft pick in 2016, has two years remaining on his rookie deal , given that first -round selections are subject to a fifth-year option.

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