Redskins rumored as a top landing spot for Josh Gordon

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The Washington Redskins have had a solid offseason thus far and are expected to take a step forward in 2020. With new head coach Ron Rivera now leading the way, the team could surprise some people. Now, it appears that they could be a top landing spot for free agent wide receiver Josh Gordon.

According to CBS Sports, the Redskins are one of the top potential landing spots for Gordon. He has applied for reinstatement to the NFL and many expect him to get reinstated before the start of the season.

Here is some of the reasoning for the Redskins being a top landing spots for Gordon.

Scott Turner, the team’s new offensive coordinator, was Gordon’s WRs coach in 2013, when the wideout went off for 1,600 yards in Cleveland. He might vouch for a chance to unearth the talent he saw back then. And if it’s a low-risk deal, like it almost assuredly would be, why not?

Gordon would absolutely be an intriguing fit for the Redskins. He would have the opportunity to form a lethal duo with second-year wideout Terry McLaurin. The Redskins could use another weapon as well for second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

During the 2019 season split between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, Gordon caught 27 passes for 426 yards and a touchdown.

While he may not have turned into the superstar that he was expected to be, Gordon still has the ability to make an impact. With the league now having a new policy on marijuana, Gordon’s future actually looks bright. A team like the Redskins should take a low-risk chance on him.

Expect to hear more rumors and news about Josh Gordon in the near future. Whether the Redskins pursue him or not, he would be a great fit in Washington.