Born on April 13, 1993, Melvin Gordon III is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). The San Diego Chargers drafted him in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Gordon was a two-sport star for the Red Devils in football and track at Mary D. Bradford High School, where he was born and reared in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In football, he amassed 1,098 yards and 11 touchdowns on 99 carries in addition to five receiving touchdowns.
As a junior, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named him to its All-state and All-region honourable mention lists. From 2011 through 2014, Gordon competed for the Wisconsin Badgers football team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was coached by Bret Bielema, Barry Alvarez, and Gary Andersen.
Gordon trained for the NFL Combine at EXOS San Diego in Carlsbad following the conclusion of the 2014 college football season on the advice of his former Wisconsin teammate Jared Abbrederis.
Gordon clocked in just 11.0 seconds for the 60-yard shuttle at the 2015 NFL Combine, breaking the previous mark.
The record was eventually overtaken by Byron Jones, who ran it in 10.98 seconds. Gordon was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the 15th overall pick in the first round. He was one of two Wisconsin Badgers chosen that year, as well.
On April 27, 2022, Gordon re-signed with the Broncos on a one-year deal.
Melvin Gordon’s Contract, Salary and Net Worth
Melvin Gordon signed a 1 year, $2,500,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $2,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000.
In 2022, Gordon will earn a base salary of $2,150,000, a signing bonus of $100,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,485,294 and a dead cap value of $2,250,000. Melvin Gordon’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.