Josh Gordon is prospering once more, and this time it’s for the XFL. The league created by Vincent Kennedy McMahon, now run by The Rock, is again, offering an alternate for followers and one other alternative for NFL hopefuls and former gamers to seize a test for taking part in the sport they love. Whereas some XFLers will look to make use of the league as a possible catapult to the NFL, gamers like Gordon are probably on their final legs in skilled soccer.
Regardless of his NFL profession by no means absolutely panning out, Gordon has proven by way of three XFL video games with the Seattle Sea Dragons that he nonetheless has gasoline left within the tank. On Saturday, the previous All-Professional broad receiver made it look straightforward by catching six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, together with a game-winning 65-yard seize with lower than a minute left in regulation.
It’s slightly bizarre watching the previous second-round decide (2012 NFL supplemental draft) within the XFL, as he appears like the very best man on the sphere on most performs. There’s clearly a spot between his degree and play and a lot of the different gamers regardless of Gordon being almost 32 years previous. It’s like he’s in a bizarre area the place he’s virtually too good for any of those different leagues, however as a consequence of age and different components, he’s not adequate to play at a excessive degree persistently within the NFL.
Like each different participant within the XFL, USFL, or Enviornment Soccer League (returning in 2024), Gordon most likely has hopes of 1 final run within the NFL. Final season, Gordon was lively for 14 video games with the Chiefs and Titans and caught 5 passes for 32 yards on 14 targets. That got here with Kansas Metropolis, as Gordon didn’t catch something in Tennessee.
The XFL is just three video games into their season, however Gordon already has 225 receiving yards, 13 receptions, and three TDs. He nonetheless is aware of methods to discover the tip zone and rack up receiving yards. Whether or not this will probably be sufficient for an NFL workforce to take discover of the previous Professional Bowler stays to be seen, however it’s good to see Gordon on the sphere once more in any case the problems he’s had with substance abuse throughout his profession. It appears he might have lastly gotten that below management, and whereas it could be too late to relive his NFL desires, Gordon appears comfortable simply being on a soccer area, it doesn’t matter what league he performs for.