The New England Patriots made a splash with the acquisition of former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. It appears quarterback Tom Brady is already liking what he sees from his new wideout.
Gordon has plenty to catch up on if he hopes to make an impact in New England. Brady said that he has done everything he can to get adjusted to the new playbook, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
“[He’s] really been eager to get in there and learn everything we’re doing and you know, just try to acclimate himself to what the program is,” Brady said.
Needless to say, it is encouraging to see that Gordon has already made a solid first impression on his new quarterback. However, further reports suggest that Brady would not elaborate on his performance thus far. This has resulted in plenty of speculation regarding what kind of role he can take on in the passing game.
There is no question that Gordon is the most talented wideout in the group. He has flashed some elite potential when he was actually able to suit up. However, he will need to get on the same page as everyone else if he hopes to have any success this year.
Players such as tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Chris Hogan have already done their part to earn Brady’s trust. Not to mention the looming return of wideout Julian Edelman makes for an overcrowded receiving corps. That said, Gordon will have to show he is up to the task in order to build a rapport with the star quarterback this season.