Broncos' Gordon on playing in empty stadiums: Chargers 'didn't have fans anyway'
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New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon believes his five seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers prepared him for the possibility of playing in empty stadiums due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Bro, we didn't have fans anyway," Gordon told "Chat with Cro" on Wednesday. "We didn't have many Chargers fans at the game. I'm just going to be honest. We didn't have many Chargers fans at the game. Much loyalty, love, but we didn't have many. So I'm not missing anything."

The Chargers have had the worst average home attendance in the league in every season since they relocated to Los Angeles in 2017. In 2019, their average home attendance was 31,750. Since 2013, the franchise has been one of the two bottom teams in home attendance.

A total of 254,007 people went to Chargers games in Los Angeles last season, the worst mark in the NFL by more than 100,000.

Gordon, a first-round pick in 2015, became a two-time Pro Bowler during his stint with the Chargers. The 27-year-old hit the open market this offseason and inked a two-year deal with the Broncos.

The Wisconsin product recently explained his decision to join an AFC West rival by saying that Denver is "a great system for backs" while Los Angeles' system wasn't built for him.

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