It’s sure been a tumultuous professional football career for former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, and it looks like there’s another twist in his tale as it looks like the one-time Cleveland Browns superstar is now taking his talents to the XFL.
As NFL reporter Ari Meirov of The33rdTeam.com points out, it looks like Josh Gordon has made the final roster for the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 10, 2023
“Former NFL WR Josh Gordon made the 51-man roster for the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons, while former #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant made it with the Vegas Vipers,” Meirov said in a tweet.
Gordon briefly returned to the NFL in 2021 after he was reinstated by the league following his latest suspension for drugs and substance abuse. Following his reinstatement, he spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans, before the Titans cut him from their practice squad roster in October.
Now, it looks like Gordon is trying to continue his football career outside of the NFL, and the NFL world had plenty to say about the move on Twitter.
never forget josh gordon had 1,646 yards in 14 games getting passes from jason campbell, brandon weeden and brian hoyer in 2013 https://t.co/lxCqgsr4px
— Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) February 10, 2023
Multiple sightings, highlighted by Martavis Bryant and Tuzar Skipper. https://t.co/kRwCDHfric
— Neal Coolong (@NealCoolong) February 10, 2023
A lot of NFL players doing what they love https://t.co/lfk7ezgRXg
— Trell Deano 🤘 (@TrellDean) February 10, 2023
— Seattle Sea Dragons (@XFLSeaDragons) February 10, 2023
These 2 are gonna light up the XFL https://t.co/Sc6Gekjj6m
— DJ🦖🏴☠️ (@slechelhopper) February 10, 2023
— Prim ☻ (@PNW_Prim) February 10, 2023
It may not be the NFL level, but it’s safe to say there will be plenty of interest in seeing what Gordon can do on a football field.