It looks like free agent wide receiver Josh Gordon could be returning to the NFL soon after completing his mandatory league-approved sanctioned treatment program.
By now, Gordon’s issues are well-documented. He’s been suspended multiple times throughout his career due to violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy and did not play in 2020. In fact, he’s only appeared in 33 games since his breakout 2013 season.
Still, the one-time Pro Bowler is trying to get break back into the NFL. Gordon kept himself fresh playing in the Fan Controlled Football League earlier this year and now has his sights set on a return to the highest level.
The NFLPA has Gordon’s back. All that he’s waiting for now is for Roger Goodell to formally approve his reinstatement, and he can take the next step in his comeback attempt.
The reaction to the Gordon news is a mix of people pulling for him, people skeptical he can remain on the right side of the NFL’s drug policy and people wondering if they should take a flier on the 2012 second-round pick in fantasy football.
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) September 14, 2021
Am I about to go chasing that Josh Gordon dragon in fantasy football again? pic.twitter.com/1TPPLpPMPP
— Rod (@rodimusprime) September 14, 2021
I’m pulling for Josh Gordon….
— Double L must Rock The Bells (@LoveThePuck) September 14, 2021
JOSH GORDON COMEBACK SZN LFG
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 14, 2021
Josh Gordon’s transaction history is something else… pic.twitter.com/AsdKZRyiGE
— Zachary Krueger ↗️ (@ZK_FFB) September 14, 2021
We’ve reached the Josh Gordon has completed his NFL-monitored treatment program Schefter notification part of the season and it’s only week 2. pic.twitter.com/2jX2HuYVAw
— Jack Srail (@jacksrail) September 14, 2021
To be clear, we’re rooting for Gordon to stay on the right track, for the sake of his health and future if nothing else. Football is secondary.
Still, it would be fun to see him get another shot before it’s too late for him physically.