Josh Gordon makes a big splash in his return to football

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For the third straight year, football season ended and an alternate football league appeared. For the first time since this new trend of non-football-season football, the alternate football league has employed a bona fide football star.

Former NFL receiver Josh Gordon, who in 2013 generated more receiving yards (in only 14 games) than Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Terrell Owens ever gained in a single season, made his Fan Controlled Football debut on Saturday night. Gordon caught two touchdown passes, including a walk-off Hail Mary to allow the Zappers to beat the previously-unbeaten Beasts in the final week of the inaugural regular season.

The Seahawks officially released Gordon this week at his request, clearing the way for him to play in another league. Gordon also has played for the Patriots in a sporadic NFL career that dates back to 2012.

After the game, Gordon explained his decision to seize the opportunity to play football. He decided that it made more sense than sitting at home, and that he had a chance to be “part of something bigger than myself” and to “impart some wisdom” to younger players.

Gordon’s performance, which consisted of four catches for 70 yards, came without quarterback John Manziel throwing the passes. Manziel missed a second straight game due to emergency dental surgery.

Manziel and Gordon, teammates in Cleveland for a brief period of time, could be reunited next weekend, in the first round of the FCF playoffs.

25 responses to “Josh Gordon makes a big splash in his return to football

  1. Big Splash? Dude was playing on a 50 yard field with players who are local flag football hero’s at best. He should have dominated.

  2. Gordon is talented enough to play in the CFL, but that league might be folding soon due to financial complications. It’s too bad he couldn’t stay away from the weed. He should still be playing in the NFL.

  3. I’m glad that he’s enjoying himself,but in regards to his NFL days,what a terrible waste.

  4. In an alternative universe without his personal demons he could have become one of the greatest receivers in NFL history, a lock for Canton. To be playing out his career in these circumstances is almost the definition of pathos.

  5. It’s a TRAP! says:
    March 7, 2021 at 10:26 am
    Josh Gordon will always be a brown… always
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    Josh Gordon has spent as much time on his couch as he did on the field with the Browns.

  6. Players in the Fan Controlled Football league make a weekly minimum of $400 to $750, plus room and board. At 6 weeks that is a total of $2,400 to $4,500That comes out to around $1,600 to $3,000 per month off of salary. His lack of self-control cost him millions.

  7. Racecar Tacocat says:
    March 7, 2021 at 2:48 pm
    Players in the Fan Controlled Football league make a weekly minimum of $400 to $750, plus room and board. At 6 weeks that is a total of $2,400 to $4,500That comes out to around $1,600 to $3,000 per month off of salary. His lack of self-control cost him millions.

    Or, as Republicans would consider that 18.75/hour (if a 40 hour work week)…way more than he needs to live on.

  8. As a Brown’s fan we want to distance ourselves from this guy as far as we can, his inner demons took over his life and stole his career.

  9. What a fall from grace. The blame should go to his coaches for enabling him especially in college. They failed him big time.

  10. It’s a TRAP! says:
    March 7, 2021 at 10:26 am
    Josh Gordon will always be a brown… always
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    I’m not sure if that’s a bigger insult to Josh or the Browns

  11. I’m sure the ice cubes dropping in his drinks make just as big a splash..But those seem more often and more important to Josh.

  12. Just think about how Gordon totally wasted a potentially Hall-of-Fame career simply because he couldn’t stay off the suspended list. He may regret that later in life when he’s living in a one-room apartment because that’s all he can afford. Unreal.

  13. I can’t slight Josh the man’s got to eat. I give him credit for working instead of taking a handout.

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