The Eagles must sign Josh Gordon
I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The Eagles must sign Gordon. These developments come a bit as a surprise. Gordon returned last Sunday scoring a game-tying touchdown late sending the game to overtime. It seemed that Gordon was back on track. But after suffering a hamstring injury and being ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Saints more news came out. Due to Gordon missing a team meeting the Browns will release him on Monday.
Browns to release WR Josh Gordon
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018
Worth the risk
Now understandably the Browns were frustrated with Gordon. Dealing with all the suspensions and distractions their relationship has been on thin ice for some time. Apparently, this was the final straw. But what is the Browns loss could be the Eagles gain. It’s no secret the Eagles need receiver help. The team signed Kamar Aiken earlier this week.
Alshon Jeffery is still a few weeks away from returning and the team would like to add depth. The team still has not reached out to Dez Bryant although it appears that ship has sailed. The way I see it the Eagles have nothing to lose by signing Gordon.
Adding an Impact player
Now it may seem like a long time ago but back in 2013, Gordon was unstoppable. In just 14 games played that year he led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,646 yards and hauled in nine touchdowns. In just five games last year the Houston native caught 18 passes for 335 yards.
JOSH GORDON. ?
— NFL (@NFL) September 9, 2018
While he did just have one catch last Sunday it went for a touchdown. Gordon is a physical specimen. At 6’3 225 and still just 27 years old the Eagles must sign him. Yes, there is a risk but how can you not take it?
Make it happen, Howie,
Howie Roseman is known to take chances. He also is a magician with the cap. A healthy Gordon that stays away from off-field issues is easily a top 10 wide receiver. Imagine an Eagles offense with Jeffery and Gordon outside with Nelson Agholor in the slot and Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert up the seams. All this plus a healthy Carson Wentz throwing the ball. That’s all I need to hear. How would you stop that offense?
All stats via NFL.com
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