It’s one thing to make it to the National Football League, but very hard to succeed while in it.
There are countless factors that could influence how a player fares in the NFL.
From the system, the organization, injuries, their attitude, and even some luck.
That’s why, even though he was incredibly talented and athletic, Josh Gordon was never able to find his place in the league.
Gordon struggled with substance abuse and some character issues, being suspended more often than he was on the field.
His impact was undeniable, as he was an elite route-runner with reliable hands and a perennial big-play threat.
Unfortunately, none of that mattered, and he left the league without much individual success and drawing more mockery and criticism than praise, even after winning the Super Bowl a couple of years ago.
However, the second-round pick out of Baylor still hasn’t given up on his football career, and he recently made the Seattle Sea Dragons’ roster to play in the renewed XFL.
Former NFL WR Josh Gordon made the 51-man roster for the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons, while former #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant made it with the Vegas Vipers. pic.twitter.com/1MzjM57Lcp
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 10, 2023
Notably, he’ll be catching passes from former NFL QB Ben DiNucci, who had a brief stint with the Dallas Cowboys when both Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton were out with injuries.
Gordon is 31 years old already, so an NFL comeback seems like a long shot at this point, especially given his complicated history.
But at least it’s nice to know that his talents won’t just go to waste anymore.
He played for the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tennessee Titans, and he’ll go down as one of the biggest ‘what ifs’ in recent NFL history.NEXT: Kenny Pickett Has A Wise Offseason Goal