Seattle was Josh Gordon’s destination of choice “for a long time”

AP

Seahawks receiver Josh Gordon had wanted to play in Seattle for a while.

“Actually, yes for a long time,” he told reporters on Saturday. “Me and Russ[ell Wilson] have been talking about it for a long time, for a while behind the scenes, how nice it would be. . . . [H]ere I am.”

Gordon, who was claimed on waivers eight days ago, called the transition to the Seahawks “smooth.”

“A great environment, a great football team, and organization,” he said. “I’m really happy to be here.”

Gordon said that his relationship with Wilson dates back four or five years.

“I admire his game,” Gordon said of Wilson. “I think maybe he respected mine mutually. I love the way he plays, it’s as simple as that. He’s a great ball player, he can make it happen from pretty much anywhere. . . . I guess we kind of just kept tabs on each other from time to time, and mutually admired each other’s game and saying, ‘What’s up?’ That’s about it. We always talked football, and I think we built some type of relationship prior to me getting here. It’s pretty nice to have that.”

As happy as he is to be in Seattle, Gordon said he was surprised to be waived by the Patriots.

“[W]e all know it’s a business,” Gordon said. “Your time can be short-lived anywhere. You never know what could happen day to day in the NFL. But that was the decision they made and I’m glad to be here now.”

Gordon added that he’s “extremely excited” to play for Seattle, and it looks like he will indeed be playing on Monday night against the 49ers. Coach Pete Carroll said Saturday there’s a “good chance” Gordon will play. Chances are it’s better than good.

43 responses to “Seattle was Josh Gordon’s destination of choice “for a long time”

  1. Gordon knows that he can get that good chronic in Seattle. The fact that Wilson plays there is just the icing on the cake.

  2. I can’t understand for the life of me why this dude continues to get the press coverage he does. He’s as unreliable as they come. Seattle will live to regret this because he’ll let them down at the worst possible moment. Hopefully that will end this ridiculous saga.

  3. Gordon can also teach DK14 some of the finer points, like getting that bid body in and out of his breaks a little quicker. I see Gordon playing on Monday. He will be a great decoy against Sherman on Monday night.

  4. Yeah, shocker. Everyone wants to play for a stone-cold lock division champ heading towards yet another Lombardi.

  5. …..damn. was hoping “Flash” worked out. Great receiver when on the field. Wish him nothing but the best in Seattle. Ill be watching

  6. Everything is “fine”, right now. If he contributes and the team wins, everything will be “great.” If not, then not. It really is that simple.

  7. SO tired of the weed jokes. Apparently the country is clueless to the fact that weed is as legal in MA as it is in WA and CO.

    As for Josh. He wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire in NE. He was NOTHING special… at all. Hooray for SEA.

  8. Man, I get it. But you don’t phrase it that way, it makes it seem like your mind wasnt on your former teams while you played for them. Just say it was a kinda daydream you’d talk about but never thought would really happen

  9. vancouversportsbro says:
    November 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Sounds like he grew tired of the cheating culture in New England and wanted to play for a team that plays within the rules.

    —-

    Now, run it in from the 1, no crying

  10. How can you blame him? His former game manager qb was only capable of checking down to his rbs, maximum one or two 20+ yard throws downfield. Now that Gordon has a true qb, we can see his true potential!

  11. LOL! I’m shocked to hear him say that. Makes me think when Manny Ramirez was suspended from MLB and then couldn’t hook on with a team afterwards so he played in Japan. First words out of his mouth at the press conference…” I always wanted to play in Japan”.
    Gotta love these guys!

  12. vancouversportsbro says:
    November 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm
    Sounds like he grew tired of the cheating culture in New England and wanted to play for a team that plays within the rules.

    ——
    Actually if Wilson has been talking to Gordon about coming to Seattle while Gordon was under contract in NE then that is a breach of the rules….just an every day thing in Seattle

  13. Josh maybe because Seattle was the only team that wanted you! You were a bust in NE and you blew your career with drugs. And stay away from Metcalf he’s coming along fine!

  14. Sounds like NE is to much serious business for Gordon. Most immature people cannot handle that. They want it to be fun. That is why NE is always winning and the others watching.

  15. Sounds like someone has still not recovered from that awesome SB loss to the Patriots.

    As for Gordon, when he fell off the wagon late last year and got suspended again there were some warning signs, and NE was starting to see those same things this year. Late for meetings, disappearing at times during the week, etc. So they waived him.

    Will he contribute in Seattle? I think he will – at least for a little while. But I wouldn’t want to rely on him to be ready and show up for a playoff game (if Seattle makes it to one). As the pressure ratchets up Josh needs something to calm his nerves.

  16. Jim Harbaugh was trying to trade for Josh Gordon when he was Frisco’s head coach, but the asking price was apparently too steep. Since then Gordon had one reasonably good year with Cleveland but he hasn’t done much since. Let’s see if the 35 million dollar dude has enough time to throw to Gordon when he is chased around by the New Gold Rush or Red Tsunami.

  17. All these weed jokes are tired–and misinformed. JG could have fired up all he wanted in Massachusetts, so that hasn’t changed. Another thing that hasn’t changed either is that JG is in Phase 3 of the program. He’s subject to being tested for all substances, including marijuana and alcohol, anytime and anywhere. This is an exception to the usual practice of not testing for marijuana in season and not testing for alcohol at all. So the fact that recreational marijuana is legal in Washington State is meaningless for JG.

    I wish JG well. There were lots of rumors about why NE waived him, but we don’t know if they are true. What I know is that he was a good team representative to the press and seemed like a stand-up guy. He took no shots against Belichick or the Patriots over his release, and that’s a refreshing change from the whining and carping we see so much.

  18. The fools on here that point out weed is legal in Washington…guess what, it’s also legal in Massachusetts. So please stop with this take. Cannabis plays no part, whatsoever, as to why Gordon is on the Seahawks.

  19. I think he’s probably the most overrated player in the league with how he’s covered and the expectations for him based on many years ago. He can’t even stay healthy when he’s not playing and he doesn’t have the impact of a #1 receiver anymore when he does play.

  20. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 10, 2019 at 7:51 am
    vancouversportsbro says:
    November 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm
    Sounds like he grew tired of the cheating culture in New England and wanted to play for a team that plays within the rules.

    ——
    Actually if Wilson has been talking to Gordon about coming to Seattle while Gordon was under contract in NE then that is a breach of the rules….just an every day thing in Seattle
    +++
    If you truly think this is the first time this has happened, off season, or during the season, and Seattle is the only culprit, you’re dead wrong. All teams are guilty because of their players.

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