But with less than a fortnight remaining until their 2019 season begins in earnest, one of their offensive stars has a message for the Chargers: let's do an extension now or I won't be there.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Schefter wrote that Gordon's agent told the Chargers that Gordon won't report to training camp until the two sides reach a new deal.More news: CDC: Pet supply retailer recalling pig ears due to salmonella outbreak
Gordon, 26, is scheduled to be heading into the last year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $5.6 million. Smith said Gordon had hoped to keep negotiations private, but had go the public route due to a lack of progress being made with the Chargers this off-season.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want a deal done", the back said from mandatory minicamp, via ESPN.com. He also added 50 catches for 490 receiving yards and another 4 touchdowns through the air. We're going to see. "We're talking right now, and that's kind of where I'm going to leave it".More news: Indian fans hurt by World Cup exit but proud of team
He was also asked about possibly not playing in 2019 without a new deal.
Gordon enjoyed a breakout season a year ago for the Chargers despite missing a quarter of a season with a knee sprain. I'm just trying not to talk about it. "When it does, I'm pretty sure you guys will know".More news: Unstable Antarctic Glaciers Could Cause Rapid Sea Level Rise
Another one of Gordon's representatives, Damarius Bilbo, told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the two-time Pro Bowler is not bluffing. Looking at conventional stats, Gordon had 885 rushing yards, averaged 5.1 yards per carry and had 10 rushing touchdowns.