News broke early Monday afternoon that WR Josh Gordon plans to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. Many expected a reunion in the Pacific Northwest with the Seattle Seahawks for the one time Seahawks wide receiver, but that idea has now been put to rest.
Former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon, who is being reinstated, is planning to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources tell ESPN. His agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist from @LAASportsEnt, confirmed Gordon is headed to Kansas City. pic.twitter.com/nqpJXn3oni— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2021
Gordon’s career finished after five games in Seattle where he caught seven passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.
Gordon is eligible to play as early as this upcoming week. With the Chiefs he will compete for the number three pass catching role in Andy Reid’s offense behind speedy receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce.
The Chiefs and Seahawks both sit at the bottom of their division with a 1-2 record through the first three games of the year, but it will be Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City who get the boost in its receiving core from the addition of Gordon. Regardless of how well Gordon performs on the field, his personal health and well being off the field will remain the more important matter for him going forward.
Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Gordon will be on the practice squad initially, with the goal of promoting him to the active roster once that is appropriate.