Cleveland Browns fans, rejoice! Wide receiver Josh Gordon has returned to the NFL and is finally ready to get back on the football field. With the talent Gordon brings to the roster, what does his return mean for both the receiver room and the Browns as a whole?
Unfortunately for the Browns and their fans, Gordon is more often suspended, or just missing in action, than he is actually playing football. Of the past 48 Browns games, Gordon has only played in five of them.
He was absent from training camp this season as a whole, in an attempt to avoid the drama of HBO’s Hard Knocks. Now, Gordon is back. And hopefully, he’s better than ever.
Released moments ago by Gordon himself, this tweet both explains the situation and builds major excitement for the future. If Gordon can (finally) keep his act together, the Browns may have one of the NFL’s best receiver rooms, consisting of Gordon, Jarvis Landry, and rookie Antonio Callaway.
Hopefully, for the Browns, both Gordon and Callaway can keep their acts together throughout the season and the rest of their careers.
Most important in all of this is Josh Gordon the person, rather than the player. Gordon has battled suspension, personal demons, and addiction throughout the past years, and watching him finally overcome it would be a massive treat for Gordon, Browns fans, and NFL fans as a whole.
If the time has finally come for Gordon to have his act together, permanently, then congratulations, Josh Gordon. You have earned this.