The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t wait long to unveil their newest offensive weapon. On Sunday night in primetime against the Buffalo Bills, wide receiver Josh Gordon will make his debut for the team after sitting out just one week on the practice squad.
Gordon was recently signed by the Chiefs shortly before Week 4 after being reinstated from a year-plus suspension away from the game of football. Gordon has multiple suspensions for violating the National Football League’s substance abuse policy, which meant his latest incident led to being kicked out of the league for the entirety of 2020 and then some.
The good news for Gordon is that he passed multiple tests to show he’s clean again after a long time, and the K.C. Chiefs won out the sweepstakes to sign him after multiple teams were reportedly involved. An ESPN report also noted that Gordon was potentially interested in finding a “long-term” place to be, and Kansas City fit that bill.
As for the Chiefs, they signed Gordon to the practice squad at first to give him time to get into game shape and learn Andy Reid’s offense. However, the former wasn’t much of an issue given the tremendous shape that Gordon has stayed in even away from the game, and apparently the mental part wasn’t a big deal either since the Chiefs have now decided he can be useful after a single week.
The Chiefs host the Bills on Sunday Night Football in a key primetime game that could affect the outcome of the AFC playoff race, given that both the Bills and Chiefs are the two favorite teams to represent the conference in the Super Bowl.