Folks, it seems like every single year in the dead of summer we get a tweet about Josh Gordon applying for reinstatement. Here’s a good look at this year’s edition of it.
Will Josh Gordon be reinstated to the NFL? Definitely. Will he be suspended again by Week 11 due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy? Probably. Though, the new CBA rules are a lot more lax when it comes to marijuana so that could help Josh Gordon’s cause.
In any case, I’m not here to talk about the NFL’s marijuana policy. I’m here to tell you all that Dave Gettleman’s group of choir boys that he’s assembled (that allegedly rob people at gunpoint and allegedly drive drunk, run a red light, t-bone a car, and leave the scene of the accident) could use a guy like Josh Gordon to teach them how to stay in the NFL despite *allegedly* breaking league rules all of the time.
When you look at Josh Gordon’s stats, the first thing you realize is that he hasn’t played a even close to a full season since 2013 where in 14 games he had 87 catches for 1646 yards and 9 touchdowns. That’s an absolutely incredible season. It’s also the type of season that Giants fans could cite to convince themselves that it’s a good signing despite the fact that he’s pretty much been either dog shit or suspended since that epic season.
“Listen, Josh Gordon would be a great signing. Yes, he’s had some legal trouble but I trust Dave Gettleman. Look at the season he had in 2013! If he replicates that then the Giants will easily win 10 or 11 games this year with his help.”-Paul from Bayonne in the comments section of a Giants group on Facebook right now, probably.
Giants fans are experts at cherry picking stats to make a guy who sucks seem good. There’s STILL a portion of the fanbase right now wants Nate Solder to start at left tackle over Andrew Thomas despite the fact that Nate Solder is terrible at playing football because he’s not a rookie. Many other Giants fans would be good with moving him from left tackle to right tackle forgetting the fact that we tried that with Ereck Flowers two years ago and it went just as poorly as you would have expected it to go.
Now will the Giants sign Josh Gordon? Probably not. But based on the events that have *allegedly* taken place this offseason there’s no doubt that he’d fit into the locker room culture and we know Dave Gettleman is all about that.