Chargers’ Melvin Gordon acknowledges friendly rivalry with Rams’ Todd Gurley – Orange County Register

COSTA MESA — Melvin Gordon isn’t necessarily trying to beat out Todd Gurley. But he understands why people keep asking.

Ever since the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles, reporters have peppered the running back with various iterations of the same question: Are you better than your Rams counterpart?

“That’s my boy,” Gordon said Friday, adding that he’s hung out with Gurley a few times. “I’m cool with him. But obviously, we both want to be the best. We’re fighting to be the best.”

And now, a quick recap:

In 2015, Gurley was a rookie sensation, running for 566 yards and three touchdowns in his first four starts. He ended the season with 1,106 yards on the ground, and another 118 through the air. Gordon, drafted five spots later, ran for just 641.

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