Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon 2021: Net Worth, Salary & Endorsements

Melvin Gordon is a 27-year-old NFL running back. He was born on the 13th of April 1993 and played college football in his home state for the Wisconsin Badgers. Whilst with the Badgers, in his final season, he came agonizingly close to claiming the NCAA Division FBS rushing yards record. 

Later, Melvin Gordon declared for the 2015 NFL draft and went at 15th overall to the San Diego Chargers. Upon his arrival, the rookie was handed the No.28 jersey and secured the starting running back role with the team. He held onto it for the entirety of his time with the San Diego-based franchise.


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Later, after his rookie deal ran out, Gordon opted to test free agency. He went on to take his talents to the Denver Broncos for the 2020 NFL season.

Melvin Gordon: Stats

As per, the running back played in 67 for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. In these games, he has made 1,059 attempts to rush and has gained 4,240 yards.

As part of the offense, the ex-Los Angeles Chargers running back has 36 touchdowns while rushing. Furthermore, he has secured 10 touchdowns in 2 of 5 campaigns (2016, 2018) with the Chargers. 

While receiving with the Chargers, Melvin Gordon had 224 receptions to his name and gained 1,873 yards. In this aspect of the game, the running back had 11 touchdowns to his name. 

As per Pro-Football-Reference, the Los Angeles Chargers running back featured in 2 post-season games. Here he gained 55 yards from 26 attempts and notched 2 touchdowns to his name. 

He's played 15 games with the Broncos in the 2020 campaign with 115 attempts to rush and gained 986 yards. Additionally, he accrued 9 TD's improving on his previous years' campaign.

Melvin Gordon 2021 Net Worth

The running back saw out his 4 season rookie deal plus a 1-year extension worth $10.6 million with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. As per Spotrac, the running back has inked a 2-year contract worth $16 million with The Denver Broncos. For the 2020 NFL season, Melvin Gordon earns $9 million. 

Melvin Gordon Records

Furthermore, Melvin Gordon is a 2x Pro-Bowler (2016,2018). Also, in the 2016 and 2017 NFL seasons, Melvin Gordon featured in the Top-10 for rushing attempts. In fact, he finished the last 4 NFL seasons as part of the Top-10 players for receiving touchdowns. 

Melvin Gordon 2021 Foundation and Charity

As part of the Chargers, based on the Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot report, Melvin Gordon established a charity called 'Beyond The Flash Foundation' to end childhood hunger. Besides this, the ‘Beyond The Flash Foundation’ aimed to provide underprivileged youth with opportunities in the educational sphere.  

In 2018, the ex-Los Angeles Chargers running back got named as the NFLPA Community MVP for the 1st week of the season. The honor recognizes an NFL player who has made a positive impact in the community. Furthermore, the NFLPA donates $10,000 to the charity of the player's choosing.

Melvin Gordon earned this recognition for participating in a meal packing program in Los Angeles. These food packets helped feed children, the elderly, and veterans. 

In addition, Gordon took part in the Pledge It challenge which allows athletes to generate funds for a cause. As part of the initiative, donors get to pledge for a talent of the athlete’s choosing with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. 

In the case of the former Los Angeles Chargers running back, fans pledged for every rushing touchdown he made as part of the NFL Crucial Catch Challenge in 2017. Because of the pledges, the running back earned $306 on the back of 2 rushing touchdowns in October. 

2021 Endorsements and Achievements

While sitting out of the Los Angeles Chargers’ opening games in the 2019 NFL season, Melvin Gordon featured in a Dr. Squatch soap advertisement. However, the running back’s earnings were not divulged. 

Gordon's family owns a restaurant 'Sports Bar & Grill'. However, as per the Kenosha News, the running back isn't part of the culinary venture.

In terms of Endorsements, Gordon signed a deal with Lids and came out with his own custom hat design. Lids is the largest retailer of hats in the U.S. with over $28 million hats sold per year across its 1,200 locations. Beyond hats, Lids is the largest brick & mortar retailer of licensed sports products in the U.S. per SGB Media.


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How to contact Melvin Gordon?

 Instagram- @melvin

 Twitter- @melvingordon25


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Weight215 lb
Height6ft 1 in
Super Bowl0
AgentDamarius Bilbo
Major AchievementsHeisman Trophy runner-up (2014)


Unanimous All-American (2014)


First-team All- Big Ten (2014)


2-Pro Bowl (2016, 2018)


2-time Big Ten Champion (2011, 2012)