Packers: Why Josh Gordon is exactly what Aaron Rodgers needs

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As the 2020 NFL season continues to draw closer, most teams have finished up making big moves for the offseason. Unfortunately, some teams never began making big moves. One of those teams was the Green Bay Packers, who had a very disappointing offseason if you ask most fans.

Last season, the Packers finished the year with a 13-3 record and made a run all the way to the NFC Championship Game. Normally, teams would head into the offseason looking to load up since they are so close to winning a championship. Brian Gutekunst and the Packers did not.

Instead, they simply replaced departing free agents with options that may or may not be able to replace them. Christian Kirksey could be a very nice addition, but he has had a ton of injury issues. Rick Wagner replacing Bryan Bulaga is an incredibly iffy move.

While the Packers haven’t made a big-time move offensively this offseason, they did go out and sign Devin Funchess. However, it’s not too late should Green Bay want to make an effort to improve dramatically.

Josh Gordon is still sitting in free agency and has applied for reinstatement. Luckily for him, the NFL is changing their policy on marijuana, which won’t result in players getting suspended anymore. That has been Gordon’s biggest issue throughout his career.

All of that being said, let’s take a look at why the Packers should go out and sign Josh Gordon to be exactly the weapon that Aaron Rodgers needs.

8 Comments

  1. I think you should do some research. JG 40 time is 4.57…hardly speedster material. He’s 29 years old…not getting faster/younger. ..and at 6’3” he joins at least 4 other receivers of that size. Gordon is exactly what GB has plenty of.

  2. Josh Gordon would obviously improve the depth at WR, but I don’t think it would be as big of an improvement as you’re implying. He ran a 4.52 at his pro day years ago and is already 29 and over the last 6 seasons, he’s only started 29 games. I know a lot of that was due to his marijuana violations, but even going off of the game she did play, he never had a season with a catch percentage higher than a 57.7% and he’s only had one season in his career where he averaged more than 67 yards per game.

    Aside from that, they’d need to cut someone to get him on the roster. How many WRs do they keep? Probably 6, but maybe 7 at absolute most. They are definitely going to keep Davante Adams, Devin Funchess, Allen Lazard, and Equanimeous St. Brown. They signed Reggie Begelton, so they probably won’t dump him either. Do they cut Marques Valdez-Scantling, by far the fastest WR on the team, to make room for Josh Gordon? Or do they keep 7 receivers and sacrifice depth at another position?

    • 40 speed isn’t everything (i.e., Adams, James Jones).

      I’m really looking forward to seeing Begelton… But I would definitely not consider him a lock to be on the roster. Hoping MVS has a great start this year but if he doesn’t they simply can’t keep him based on potential.

      I’d be happy to bring in someone like Gordan on a “prove-it” deal to force everyone else to step up their game to secure a spot on the roster.

    • WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE AS THEY SAY , THE PACKERS BLEW THE 2020 DRAFT , THEY LET DOWN ALL OF US DEVOTED FANS , O IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST SEASON , ANOTHER YEAR OF WATCHING THE 49ers TAKE THE PACK APART LIKE A HALF ASS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM , YES ILL WATCH AND HOPE BUT WE ALL KNOW THE PACKERS JUST DONT HAVE THE HORSE’S TO GO TO A SUPERBOWL , NO.OTHER TEAM IN NFL HISTORY HAVE WASTED THE TALENTS OF A FRANCHISE QB LIKE THE PACKERS BRASS HAVE ! PROVE AGAIN THE 2020 DRAFT WHAT A JOKE A JOKE TO ALL OF US LOYAL FANS !

      • I think it’s a bit too early to say they blew the 2020 draft when we haven’t seen one snap from any of the rookies.

        If Love actually is the next QB for the Packers… If Dillon is a good running back and can save us around $10M per year if we need to let Jones go… If Runyan becomes a quality offensive linemen.. Then this draft will be looked back on as a success.. No?

  3. I agree. We need a true slot receiver that can run a sub 4.4sec – 40 yd. Josh is a good receiver but the Packer have good receiver now. Exceptional receiver are harder to find but that is what the Pack needs to show significant progress.

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