The latest report is that Gordon has completed his treatment and is vaccinated and ready to return.
NFLPA determined Josh Gordon has successfully completed his NFL-monitored treatment program and has recommended to the NFL that he be reinstated, per sources. Gordon is awaiting final approval from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but he is said to be ready to play and vaccinated.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2021
So based on how the NFL has treated him in the past, he seems set for another chance to return and get back to playing.
The question now becomes finding teams that would give him a shot knowing the fact he could be out again at any moment.
That is not a knock at Gordon, but rather an acknowledgement of his past.
Let’s take a look at three teams that may be willing to give Gordon another shot if he is reinstated.
3. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are an obvious choice because he was with the team in 2019 and 2020.
Unfortunately, he did not play in 2020 due to suspension and the team let him go earlier this year.
Seattle obviously saw something they liked in Gordon and bringing him back in for another go would not hurt.
After that, it is wide open as to waiting for someone to step up as the third target.
Gordon could come in on a minimum deal and join a team he is already familiar with.
Doing that and linking up with Russell Wilson again could be what he needs for stability in 2021.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
This would be an example of the rich getting richer.
Should the Chiefs take a chance on Josh Gordon?
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) September 14, 2021
A top team like the Kansas City Chiefs can afford to take a chance on Gordon because it is not like they necessarily need him.
He would show up as an incredible bonus to an already stacked offense.
At receiver specifically, it is so top-heavy toward Hill that adding Gordon could free up the speedy receiver to do even more.
Adding the 6-foot-3 Gordon would give the offense a new dynamic that may be impossible to stop.
1. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have to be an obvious choice when talking about adding wide receiver help.
In that offense the pecking order is Davante Adams, followed by everyone else.
Randall Cobb was brought back, but he is not his former self.
Gordon would be a legitimate number two to Adams in the offense and would help the front office prove to Aaron Rodgers they are actually trying to improve the team.
At this point there is nothing to lose, especially after such an ugly Week 1 showing.
Gordon needs to be on a contending team where the focus is on winning, and teaming up with Rodgers could be great for him.