The Kansas City Chiefs have done a very good job assembling the sort of talent that would help any quarterback be a better overall player. For Patrick Mahomes, it’s a chance to showcase his elite talents with playmakers who are just as good at their respective positions. But this week, the Chiefs were made even stronger on offense with the signing of Josh Gordon.
Some questions remains as to what Gordon has left in the tank after sitting out the last year on yet another suspension from the National Football League for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. However, if you ask Mahomes, he says the addition of Gordon is “definitely exciting” for the Chiefs.
On Wednesday, Mahomes spoke with reporters about a number of subjects—from seeing head coach Andy Reid go to the hospital to the current two-game losing streak—but the bright spot among questioning was when given the chance to speak about the latest signing to the roster.
Patrick Mahomes spoke to reporters about the addition of Josh Gordon.
“We like bringing in good football players, guys that work hard and wanna win football games. It was a heckuva opportunity to bring him in here.”
Specifically Mahomes stated that Gordon is nearly impossible to cover one-on-one, which is exactly the sort of scenarios he’s going to have in Kansas City with the attention defenses must give to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, among others. Given Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s overall talents, the speed of Mecole Hardman and more, Gordon is going to have some real opportunities to utilize his height, strength, hands, and ball tracking ability against inferior competition.
“Everywhere he’s been, he’s kind of dominated. It’s definitely exciting. He’s someone, like I said, who’s not covered when he’s covered. He can make plays in one-on-one coverage. I’m excited to have him here with us.”
That said, Mahomes isn’t looking to Gordon to come in and become sort of key offensive cog. The reality is that there are plenty of mouths to feed in this offense and everyone is still going to get their share.
“He’s a great football player, but I think you know in this offense, everybody gets a chance to make plays. The guys love competing and love getting out there to do what we can to win.”
Gordon is signed to the practice squad for now and joined the Chiefs for his first practice on Wednesday. It will likely take him some time to move to an active roster spot, so fans shouldn’t expect to see Gordon play for the Chiefs this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles.