Tom Brady and Josh Gordon were briefly teammates during a stint with the Patriots. Could the two reunite following Gordon filing for a reinstatement?
Gordon was suspended from the NFL in 2019 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse and performance enhancing drugs policy due to his usage of his marijuana.
He was suspended indefinitely, and it marked the veteran wide receiver’s sixth suspension since 2013 and fifth for substance abuse related issues.
Gordon was reinstated for a part of the 2020-21 season as he was given the green light to join the Seattle Seahawks in the final two weeks of the regular season. However, his reinstatement was rescinded after he experienced a setback. However, he is being given another opportunity now.
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
Gordon was a top tier receiver in the NFL before his suspensions started to kick in as he finished 2016, his second year in the NFL, leading the league in receiving yards with 1,646 yards while playing for an abysmal Browns team.
Which NFL Team Will Sign Josh Gordon? Could Gordon Reunite With Tom Brady On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Now that Gordon is back in the fold to play in the NFL once more, he’s hoping that he can sign with some team by the time training camps start so he can start practicing and getting in shape.
One team that stood out to fans on Twitter was Tampa Bay. Why? Well, Brady and Gordon played together in New England from 2018-2019 before he was eventually let go.
In 2018, him and Brady formed quite the connection. Gordon would play in 11 games for the Patriots that season and finished with 720 yards, averaging a very impressive 65.5 yards per game
More than that, his yards per reception were even more incredible as he finished averaging 18 yards per catch, giving New England and Brady a reliable deep threat to target.
— Bob Menery (@BobMenery) July 2, 2021
So, will he join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an effort to reunite with Brady, a quarterback who he’s had strong connections with? Probably not.
The Bucs have a bevy of receivers with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown to go along with second year Tyler Johnson and rookie Jaelon Darden. They don’t need another receiver to come in and compete for targets as they try to simultaneously satisfy their veterans and develop their rookies.
In the unlikely event the Buccaneers do add him, he’ll be a luxury signing more than anything else, and it’ll be because Tom Brady wanted him. We know how Brady has a way of getting what he wants and if Gordon is on his radar, then you better believe the Bucs will be after him.