Is it just me or does it seem fitting that Josh Gordon officially asked the NFL to “free him” (i.e. reinstate him from his indefinite suspension) on July 4th weekend?
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday afternoon:
Josh Gordon officially has submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and hopes to be with a team for training camp, per a league source. The NFL has been randomly drug testing Gordon for the past three months and is said to have passed all tests.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 2, 2021
I know that I don’t need to recap the roller coaster that has been the Josh Gordon experience here in Seattle. So I won’t.
What I am curious about is how the 12s feel about the idea that the Seattle Seahawks might be interested in bringing him back. Would Josh Gordon be an amenable “consolation prize” after the team’s potential interest in Julio Jones didn’t pan out?
Unlike Jones, Gordon won’t cost the ‘Hawks any picks and the cap hit should be minimal.
Plus, he is likely to be in decent shape, having kept himself busy in the Fan-Controlled Football league.
NO WAY!— Fan Controlled Football (@fcflio) March 7, 2021
JOSH GORDON HAIL MARY!!
LAST PLAY OF THE GAME!!! pic.twitter.com/PYGmFCLhLS
Personally, I am on the fence.
I like Gordon as a player.
And it is quite apparent that Russell Wilson likes him.
I believe that everyone deserves another chance, some more than one.
But I also know that the demons Gordon has battled throughout his time in the league aren’t easy to beat and I fear that the ‘Hawks “shiny toy” might get taken away at an inopportune time (like it was before).
This seems almost inevitable.
And the timing is classic! #FreeJoshGordon, anyone?