Josh Gordon, oft-suspended NFL receiver most recently with the Seattle Seahawks, is joining the startup Fan Controlled Football league. Gordon will become a member of the Zippers. All of the league’s games are played in Atlanta and games can be watched on Twitch.
Josh Gordon has been suspended six times by the NFL since 2013, five times for substance abuse. Before the 2020 season. Gordon re-signed with the Seahawks but never got to play. Gordon was reinstated late in the season but just before he was set to play the NFL once again suspended him.
While Josh Gordon is going to play football again in the FCF, one simply has to hope that he is doing well as a human being as well. Gordon appears to have issues staying clean and one can only hope he overcomes this. Possibly getting to actually play football again will help.
Josh Gordon joins Johnny Manziel
Gordon will be playing on the same team as quarterback Johnny Manziel who has had his own off-the-field issues. Manziel and Gordon were on the same team with the Cleveland Browns in 2014. Manziel also played in 2015 with the Browns but Gordon was suspended for the entire season.
The Fan Controlled Football league is a 7-on-7 league with four teams. Interestingly, two of the teams are at least partly owned by former Seahawks. Richard Sherman co-owns the Glacier Boyz and Marshawn Lynch owns the, correctly named, Beasts. But fans have a huge input on how the teams are run. It is a good concept and extremely fan-friendly.
Apart from wishing Josh Gordon well as a human, 12s might also hope he is able to work his way back onto the Seahawks roster. Seattle likely needs a good third option besides D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett and Gordon could be that.
Sure, Gordon is 29 years old but he is a relatively young 29 in football terms because he has been suspended so often he has missed a ton of games and so he hasn’t had a lot of physical punishment from NFL defenders hitting him.