Josh Gordon hadn’t played in an NFL game since being suspended since 2014, but you wouldn’t know that from watching his return to the NFL after a nearly 3-year hiatus against the Chargers in Week 13.
Gordon caught 4 passes for 85-yards on 11 targets, against a solid L.A. defense, and looked explosive on chunk plays of 26 and 39 yards. Gordon’s ability has never been the issue, it’s scary to think what he’s capable of with his head on straight.
To put it into perspective, the only receiver to eclipse 85-yards receiving against the Chargers this season, prior to Gordon, was Odell Beckham. Also, he is catching passes from a struggling rookie DeShaun Kizer, which is no small thing.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of a great comeback. Hopefully.
Here’s Gordon’s 26-yard second quarter grab:
His 39-yard reception on a crossing route looked effortless: