Seahawks WR Josh Gordon reacts to joining Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks ended up being the team who claimed Josh Gordon via waivers on Friday. Following the news, Gordon took to Instagram to show how excited he was to be joining Seattle.
Josh Gordon expresses excitement about joining the Seahawks. pic.twitter.com/Z6MFHBaIW4
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) November 1, 2019
Prior to joining the Seahawks, Gordon had spent the past season with the New England Patriots. Of course, Gordon was traded to the Patriots in 2018 after spending his first six seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
Even though in two of those seasons, he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. After playing in 11 games with New England, he was placed back on that list to end the 2018 season.
Nevertheless, he was reinstated back with the Patriots during training camp. To begin the season, Gordon had started in the first six games in New England’s offense but his role was beginning to diminish.
Then, a knee injury began to hinder Gordon’s ability to remain on the field and the team placed him on injured reserve. Despite landing on injured reserve, Gordon believed he could still play and asked for his release.
Before being released, the veteran pass-catcher caught 60 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games with the Patriots. Now, he will go from an undefeated Patriots squad to a 6-2 Seahawks team.
Surprisingly, the Seahawks were the only team in the NFL to submit a claim for Gordon. Seattle had the 27th waiver priority and likely believed they weren’t going to get him when they submitted their claim.
Not many wide receivers are lucky enough to go from catching passes from Tom Brady to Russell Wilson in the same season.