After checking himself into an in-patient rehabilitation facility, Josh Gordon’s NFL Career was again placed on hold, but now the talented Wide Receiver believes he is ready to return in 2017.
Gordon burst onto the scene in 2013 when he made 87 catches for 1,646 yards while scoring nine touchdowns in just 14 games for the Cleveland browns.
Brown effectively doubled his rookie season numbers of 50 receptions, 805 yards and five touchdowns.
In 2014, Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a result of the incident, Gordon earned a 10-game suspension in 2014 and was restricted just to 5 games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards.
Gordon then received a season long suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. The suspension extended into the first four games of this season and just weeks before the start of the 2016-17 NFL season Josh Gordon made it public that he was to enter himself into an in-patient rehabilitation facility, again placing his NFL career on hold.
Josh Gordon’s Statement before the start of the 2016-17 NFL Season:
“After careful thought and deep consideration I’ve decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility,”.
“This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process.”
Gordon remains suspended indefinitely by the league, and the Browns have already made it clear they are moving on with Head Coach making it clear to the fans
What’s best for our football team is that we move forward and move on,” said Jackson. “He’s not going to be with us and we wish him well, but we’re moving forward. We’re going to move on.”
The treatment was the most intensive Gordon has gone through, and a source close to Gordon said the receiver is doing “a lot better.”
Gordon is understood to want to make a NFL return next season and a Player with Gordon’s ability typically don’t run out of chances.
The 25-year-old wide receiver still has to be fully reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before he can return to action. If he is gets cleared to play, Gordon will surely receive a substantial amount of interest on the open market given his immense talent.
The talented wide out believes he is ready to put up big numbers in the NFL again for which ever franchise is willing to take the risk.