Melvin Gordon came to Denver last season as a Pro Bowl running back in the prime of his career. But sharing the backfield with fan-favorite running back in Phillip Lindsay, coupled with a crucial fumble in a season-opening loss, made it hard to fit in with the Broncos.
Add to that a lack off-field bonding time with his new teammates due to COVID-19 restrictions and a DUI arrest that hung over his head all season and the 2020 campaign was one to forget for the 2015 first-round pick of the Chargers.
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"It was probably one of my most difficult seasons. I am not going to lie. Just 'cause a lot of fans and a lot of people weren’t too happy with me coming in and Phil wanting to get paid and everything like that," he told Denver 7 TV in an exclusive interview.
"I was like, 'Look man, I had no parts in that.' I wanted to be here, and they wanted me to be here. It was a mutual thing and it kind of just happened. It was tough, man, because I felt like a lot of people didn’t accept me."
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