Eagles listed as potential landing spot for Melvin Gordon in free agency

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The Philadelphia Eagles are heading into the NFL offseason looking to make a few moves that will get them back into Super Bowl contention. Carson Wentz helped lead the team to an impressive come-from-behind playoff berth in 2019, knocking the Dallas Cowboys out of the postseason late in the year.

Now, in order to take the next step, the Eagles could look to upgrade their offense and bring in a lot more defensive help.

CBS Sports has a star in mind that would take the Philadelphia offense to the next level. They have the Eagles listed as a potential landing spot for star running back Melvin Gordon in free agency.

Philadelphia is currently ranked No. 3 on the list of teams who could sign Gordon. Ahead of them are the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers. Gordon certainly could help the Eagles’ offense in a big way.

Last offseason, Gordon went through a lengthy contract holdout from the Chargers. He ended up returning, but his numbers weren’t normal due to his lack of participation in the offseason and missing a handful of games.

When everything was said and done, Gordon ended up playing in 12 games in 2019. He carried the football 162 times for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. In addition to his rushing numbers, Gordon caught 42 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown.

It will be interesting to see where Gordon ends up signing. Philadelphia may not end up being his final destination, but if they are, the Eagles are going to be tough for opposing defenses to stop.