Colin Cowherd thinks the Saints need to go get Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon is now available on the waiver wire, as the New England Patriots waived him on Thursday. There will likely be a slew of clubs that will express interest in the wide receiver, but Fox Sports analyst Colin Cowherd thinks the New Orleans Saints in particular should scoop him up.
The New Orleans Saints need to get Josh Gordon:
“The Saints have no vertical passing threat and no mobility at quarterback. They are not getting past San Francisco’s defense… Josh Gordon is absolutely worth the risk.” pic.twitter.com/HCiplhr6Wg
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 1, 2019
While I’m not sure everyone would agree that the Saints wouldn’t be able to beat the San Francisco 49ers in a potential playoff meeting, Cowherd does raise some good points.
Outside of Michael Thomas, New Orleans doesn’t have a ton of talent at receiver, and Thomas is more of a possession guy than someone who is going to burn his defenders.
Gordon may not be the same explosive athlete he was during his early days with the Cleveland Browns, but he would still give the Saints a legitimate downfield threat, which is something that they do lack.
The Patriots placed Gordon on the injured reserve list just over a week ago, a puzzling move considering that Gordon’s knee issue was not that severe. However, it was then revealed that New England planned on releasing Gordon.
The Pats apparently had issues with Gordon’s work ethic, as the wide out was showing up late to team meetings and was also difficult for coaches to locate on occasion.
In addition, Gordon was a disappointment in Foxborough this season, as he logged just 20 catches for 287 yards and a touchdown in six games.
New Orleans is 7-1 and is on its bye week. It will battle the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 10.