Melvin Gordon is honest with himself.
Gordon knows the minuscule role he played in helping the Chiefs win a Super Bowl and he isn’t afraid to call it out. Gordon was asked in the lead-up to Super Bowl 2023 about the difference between playing for the Chiefs, compared to other teams in the league.
“The difference? I didn’t do s–t,” Gordon said. “I got carried. I got carried.”
Gordon was released by the Broncos in November and picked up by the rival Chiefs. However, he spent the season on the practice squad and did not appear in a single game.
Gordon had the perfect response, posting a photo from the locker room of him smoking a victory cigar and holding the Lombardi Trophy.
Gordon was stuck behind Isiah Pacheco, who emerged as a star in the playoffs, and the team activated Clyde Edwards-Helaire before the game. Gordon wrapped the season with 318 rushing yards on 90 carries and two touchdowns. He also had 25 catches for 223 yards.
If Gordon can stop fumbling the football, he can be a serviceable running back in the league again. Gordon, who has 6,462 career rushing yards, will be a free agent this offseason as he searches for his next NFL opportunity.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.