Josh Gordon says there’s “no quit in him” in his quest to return to the NFL. But the Seahawks wanted him back in 2020. Might Gordon return to Seattle in 2021? If it’s a possibility for the way the Seahawks view Gordon and if Gordon wants to come back to Seattle (and why shouldn’t he?), then this deal should happen.
Seattle needs a really good third option at wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. To be fair, when it comes to raw skill Gordon has maybe as much ability as either Lockett or Metcalf. He isn’t as fast as Metcalf but arguably has better hands. Heck, Gordon may have better hands than Lockett too and Lockett catches every pass that comes his way.
Gordon should also be an expensive option just as he was when Seattle originally signed him in 2019 and then re-signed him in 2020 (though he never played as he was once again suspended). And that, of course, is the biggest question about Josh Gordon: Can he ever stay clean enough to produce consistently?
Seahawks with Josh Gordon would be a menace to the rest of the NFL
Seattle did Gordon a favor by releasing him in February so that he could play in the startup Fan Controlled Football league. Gordon did well there in a limited time but the FCF is a long way from the NFL. Gordon can play in the NFL. We all know this but will the NFL allow Gordon back and then will Gordon continue to be available for games?
Gordon has continued to live in Washington state and has even caught some offseason passes from Russell Wilson. He is 6’4″ and 230 pounds and has amazing skill still. He is just 29 years old and could have a lot of football left. If he can stay clean, which is a huge if. That said, ideally, Seattle could have nearly a full season of Gordon, Lockett and Metcalf (if the NFL allows it for Gordon) and there would be no better trio in the NFL.