Josh Gordon signs with Chiefs: Everything fans need to know

Josh Gordon has signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.

After having spent last year out of the NFL, veteran wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated and will play for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon last played in 2019 with the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots before that. While he is eligible to play as early as Week 4 at the Philadelphia Eagles, he may need a little more time to get caught up to speed before joining the Chiefs’ high-octane offense.

Since it has been a while since he last played in the league, here are a few facts fans should know about Gordon.

How old is Josh Gordon?

Gordon was born on April 13, 1991 in Houston, Texas. At the time of this post, he is 30-years-old.

How many times has Josh Gordon been suspended?

To date, Gordon has been suspended five times during his NFL career. During his initial run with the Cleveland Browns, he was suspended three times by the league and once by the team. After playing 11 games with the 2018 Patriots, he was suspended a fourth time. His most recent suspension came in December 2019 as a member of the Seahawks. So it has been five times now.

Josh Gordon NFL stats

During parts of six NFL seasons with three different franchises, Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 receiving yards and 20 touchdown grabs. By far and away, his best season came in 2013 when he was a member of the Browns. He made a Pro Bowl and was a First-Team All-Pro with 87 catches for a league-best 1,646 yards and nine touchdown receptions, all career-highs for him.

Josh Gordon draft history

Given Gordon’s tumultuous college career at Baylor, he was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, first overall in that respective round.

Follow Josh Gordon on Instagram and Twitter

Gordon tweeted out in excitement about his return to the league on Monday afternoon. His Twitter handle is @JOSH_GORDONXII. His Instagram handle is pretty simple: @Flash.

Chiefs depth chart after signing Josh Gordon

When it comes to the Chiefs depth chart after Gordon has been signed, he should be the team’s No. 3 wide-receiving option once he gets caught up to speed. He is not usurping Kansas City’s No. 1 wideout Tyreek Hill and he is almost certainly not taking Mecole Hardman’s spot as the No. 2 option. He will be in the mix for No. 3 with the likes of Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson.

Josh Gordon contract details

Gordon’s contract details have yet to be revealed, but Spotrac will have them once they are public.

Signing Gordon is a high-risk/high-reward move, but Kansas City is a good spot to roll the dice.