Former Browns WR Josh Gordon gets yet another shot
It seems like it is a wash, rinse, repeat cycles with wide receiver Josh Gordon. After numerous opportunities with the Cleveland Browns, they finally decided to part ways with the former high-profile wide receiver in 2018. He has since bounced to the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Just as he did in Cleveland, Gordon took a leave of absence with both of those teams as well, resulting in suspensions in 2018 and 2019 as well.
While he awaits news on yet another reinstatement into the NFL, Gordon has inked a one-year extension with the Seahawks to remain in the Pacific Northwest in 2020.
Browns made the right choice parting ways with Josh Gordon
While anyone can argue a wide receiver of Gordon’s talent should never be parted with, he was given four chances with the Browns to prove he could be a consistent team player. Gordon failed at all of these ventures, leading to former general manager John Dorsey sending him to the Patriots for a fifth round pick.
The peaks of Gordon’s time in Cleveland were extraordinary, proving to be one of the top receivers in the league. However when a guy of Gordon’s talent cannot stay on the field due to off-field issues, the team made the right choice to say enough is enough. It does not matter if said player once racked up nearly 1,700 yards receiving and nine touchdowns in only 14 games.
Wishing nothing but the best for Gordon
As Gordon takes on another opportunity with the Seahawks, it is fair to wish him nothing but the best and clean health. However after being teased by Gordon for five years, it is also fair to have these feeling from afar. Is the distance from Cleveland to Seattle far enough?