The Seahawks have a talented receiving group but adding Josh Gordon again makes the unit elite. Gordon has asked for reinstatement and Seattle should sign him. Seattle actually did a favor for Gordon when they released the receiver earlier this year so he could play in the upstart Fan Controlled Football league.
Maybe Gordon should return the favor and re-sign with the Seahawks. Gordon likely understands that Seattle first gave him a couple of chances after Gordon was again suspended for failing drug tests and Seattle did him well again by letting him play in FCF.
Seattle has been a player-friendly team since John Schneider and Pete Carroll began running the team in 2010. Even former players usually don’t have bad things to say about having played in Seattle. Gordon even stayed in Seattle last offseason, though he was facing suspension, to work out with Russell Wilson.
Former Seahawks receiver Josh Gordon asks the NFL for reinstatement
Gordon officially asked the NFL for reinstatement this week and in positive news, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon has been randomly drug tested by the NFL for the last three months and passed every test. To be fair, this is nearly a bit of a surprise as Gordon has had such trouble staying clean over his career.
Gordon will be 30 years old during the 2021 season. But he isn’t old in football years because he has missed so much time over the last nine seasons. In fact, Gordon has missed three years outright due to suspension. Maybe age has given him wisdom and made him realize how much money he has wasted by missing so many games.
No, money isn’t the end-all-be-all of life. But an NFL player does so to earn a living and hopefully accrue generational wealth. Gordon could have done this but likely never will. But he could still earn a lot of money if he stays clean because he is immensely talented. Plus, imagine a Seahawks receiving group with a full season of Gordon along with D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.