NFL world reacts to Seahawks giving Josh Gordon another chance

Josh Gordon Seattle Seahawks
Nov 24, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches the ball and is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (31) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL leading receiver Josh Gordon is really about to get nine lives in the league after multiple suspensions under the guise of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

By now, Gordon’s story is well known. Since entering the NFL as a supplemental pick of the Cleveland Browns back in 2013, the former Baylor star has faced myriad of suspensions due to his chemical dependency. It really is something to behold.

  • 2013: Substance abuse policy (two games)
  • 2014: NFL drug policy (10 games)
  • 2015 Substance abuse policy (one year)
  • 2016: Substance abuse policy (four games)
  • 2018: Substance abuse policy (indefinite suspension)
  • 2019: Substance abuse policy (indefinite suspension)

While Gordon has since applied for reinstatement after his latest suspension last season as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, he has not yet heard back from the NFL.

That did not stop Seattle from giving Gordon another chance on Thursday. According to multiple media reports, Gordon has re-signed with the team.

It goes without saying that the NFL world had its reactions to Gordon being given yet another chance to prove his worth, both on and off the field.