The big news this morning from ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter? Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is displeased with his contract and intends to demand a trade while holding out for the start of 2019 training camp. That is, of course, unless he’s provided with a new contract before the start of camp.

Gordon, who was the 15th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, came to the Chargers with the expectation that he could provide the missing link to a potent offense after rushing for 2,587 yards his senior season at Wisconsin. Thus far, things have gone well — but not great. Gordon has struggled at times to find room to operate in the Chargers backfield — despite averaging 5.1 yards per carry in 2018, Gordon averages just 4.0 yards per carry over 897 career carries. But to be fair, Gordon has logged 38 touchdowns in four seasons and averaged a total of 1,301 yards from scrimmage per season despite missing 9 games throughout the first four years.

Entering his 5th-year team option, Gordon is due to make $5.6M — less than half of his projected market value according to Spotrac.

So, does it make sense for the Dolphins be in the market for Gordon should the situation escalate? No — this team needs to be built from the inside out. And while RB Kenyan Drake is in a contract year, coughing up what likely figures to be an early draft selection to get a back who has already depended on volume to reach lofty numbers is counterproductive to the Dolphins’ long term plans to build through the NFL Draft.

Of the 61 players in NFL history with over 1,000 touches in their first four seasons, Gordon’s 4.82 yards per touch ranks 38th on the list — his big numbers are equal parts his talent and opportunity alike. In Miami, Gordon would face an even more challenging road to open space — the team’s offensive line is still very much a work in progress.

All of these factors should combine to create the wrong place at the wrong time for any interest in a potential Dolphins trade for Melvin Gordon.