Seahawks get back Josh Gordon but it will be a bit
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks got good news Thursday when Josh Gordon had been reinstated by the NFL.
The Seahawks offense got even better on Thursday. Receiver Josh Gordon has now officially been reinstated by the NFL after his latest suspension for drug use. But there’s a little bit of a catch. Gordon will not be available to the Seahawks until week 16 when Seattle plays the Rams.
But 12s, that might be a good thing. This means if all goes well and the Seahawks stay mostly healthy that just before the playoffs start (and Seattle has no business missing the playoffs at this point in the season) that the Seahawks will add a very good third receiver making the offense even more indefensible.
Of course, before we get to week 16, Jordon will have to remain clean and show he is in shape to perform at a level worthy of getting targets in a system that already has DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett and David Moore. But in the little time Gordon played with Seattle in 2019, he showed he could be used well on third downs and can still go long.
Josh Gordon in 2021?
I should also be clear here, when Josh Gordon catches a football it looks like the way human beings were supposed to catch passes. He does it with such ease. No offense to Metcalf, but if D.K. Metcalf had Josh Gordon’s hands Metcalf would have a couple of more touchdown receptions this season and probably about 300 more yards.
Still, 12s have to wait to see if Gordon will have an impact this year. He has missed a lot of time even in the last year and a bunch more over the last few seasons. Josh Gordon has been a very good receiver during his career and has, sadly, wasted a lot of it. But if he can remain clean he can produce this year. And possibly, since the Seahawks showed trust in Gordon, he will re-sign next year as well which could mean a Seahawks trio of receivers of Metcalf, Lockett and Gordon.