Former NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon once had an extremely promising career in the NFL. However, he is making an impact in his second chance in the XFL for the Seattle Sea Dragons.
The Sea Dragons took on the Las Vegas Vipers on Saturday, and Gordon made his impact known early and often. The Sea Dragons ended up taking home a 30-26 victory. Gordon was a large part of that success.
He finished the game with six catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns. One of his touchdowns came when it mattered most, catching an insane 65-yard touchdown from quarterback Ben DiNucci to give them the lead with one minute remaining.
JOSH GORDON 65-YARD GO-AHEAD TD IN THE XFL! 🏈💪 pic.twitter.com/JQ7kDUGnrr
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) March 5, 2023
This type of play is what many saw flashes of during his NFL career. Many took notice of his excellent performance and praised him on social media.
STILL GOT IT 🔥
Ben DiNucci finds Josh Gordon for the 65-yard TD on 4th down 😲
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 5, 2023
Vintage Josh Gordon 🔥pic.twitter.com/K1xS2jAo1f
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) March 5, 2023
This is the Josh Gordon that won me a fantasy championship back in the day https://t.co/5zUYbbUR3b
— Micheal Compton (@mcompton428) March 5, 2023
What a crazy game. The XFL has been A LOT of fun with its unpredictable endings, and Josh Gordon managing this one is pretty sweet. pic.twitter.com/Wq5gbw0wva
— Jacob Camenker (@JacobCamenker) March 5, 2023
Josh Gordon coming up clutch for Sea Dragons -3 bettors 😅 pic.twitter.com/3tHGyLjhPx
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 5, 2023
His quarterback even got into the action of praising him after the game, posting a clear message about Gordon on social media.
“Two words. Josh. Gordon. WHAT A GAME!!!!!!” tweeted Ben DiNucci.
WHAT A GAME !!!!!!!!
— Ben DiNucci (@B_DiNucci6) March 5, 2023
Gordon has certainly proven in the past that if his mind is right, he can be an elite receiver at any level. In just his second NFL season, he recorded 87 receptions for 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns.
The veteran receiver spent this past season with the Tennessee Titans, playing in two games but not recording any receptions on the year. Thus far in the XFL, he leads the league in receiving yards with 224 through three games in Seattle.
It’s unclear if Gordon will ever get another shot in the NFL. Regardless, he is certainly showing what he is capable of in the XFL.