By Michael Spencer

(CBS4) – Broncos running back Melvin Gordon joined CBS4 sports anchor Michael Spencer for Xfinity Monday Live this week. Gordon, who is in his first year with the Broncos, talked about getting used to his new city and team after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Chargers in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Running back Melvin Gordon of the Denver Broncos rushes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Empower Field At Mile High on Sunday. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“It’s a lot different,” Gordon said of his life in Denver, especially given the current pandemic.

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“During the season I’m pretty chill, I like to relax any ways the difference is I used to be able to go to the beach. There’s none of that around here,” Gordon joked.

The Broncos have been riddled with injuries, and have started the season with three straight losses. Denver has played three different quarterbacks in the three games this season, which presents challenges for the entire offense.

“It’s tough. You’d like to have a guy that’s kind of in there and comfortable and not worried about this or that, but it’s football. It’s part of the game, and you have to be able to adjust.”

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The Broncos started the season with Drew Lock at quarterback, but Lock was hurt during the second game of the season. Denver then started Jeff Driskel in Week 3, but he was replaced in the 4th quarter by Brett Rypien.

“It’s on us to make those guys jobs easier, so that’s what I have to do and what we have to do as a unit offensively,” said Gordon.

(credit: Lids)

You may have noticed Melvin’s hat during his appearance on Xfinity Monday Live. It’s one of his custom designed LIDS hats. Melvin became the first NFL player to partner with the sports retailing company in October of 2019. He is now a brand ambassador with LIDS and is currently working on a new custom designed hat to be released later this year.

(credit: Lids)

“They gave me full control. I was on the phone with the designer and I told them what I like and what I don’t like and  some of the things I did want and some of the things I didn’t want so I had fun doing it,” said Gordon. “I’m excited and can’t wait for them to put it out and I think Broncos Country is gonna like it.”

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The Broncos will visit the Jets on Thursday night for Thursday Night Football.

Michael Spencer