Josh Gordon is officially a member of the New England Patriots. The team completed its trade with the Cleveland Browns and Gordon practiced with his new squad today.
Since news of the Patriots acquiring Gordon broke, many have been skeptical of this partnership. After all, Bill Belichick is known for expecting total commitment, and Gordon has struggled in the past with multiple off-field issues.
It seems like the Patriots are going to give Gordon every opportunity to succeed though. His locker situation looks like an indication of this.
Gordon has been put next to Tom Brady in the Patriots locker room, according to beat writer Jeff Howe.
What better place to be stationed than next to the quarterback and face of the franchise?
Everyone knows how physically gifted Josh Gordon is. From a football standpoint, this could be a match made in heaven. Brady and the Patriots need an elite WR who can stretch the field, while Gordon has never had a quarterback even close to Brady's caliber.
Time will tell how the marriage works. Gordon could lead the Pats to another Super Bowl or be gone in a few weeks.
No matter the outcome, it will be fascinating to watch.