When Josh Gordon was placed on IR last week and it was said that he would soon be released, it came as an absolute shock to everybody.
On the outside looking in, it seemed as if Gordon was doing everything humanly possible to earn the trust of his peers in New England after having a rough start to his NFL career.
NBC Boston’s Tom Curran stated during an interview on ‘PFT Live’ that Gordon’s work ethic was becoming a concern.
“He was showing signs of undependability,” Curran said. Not only that, Curran stated Gordon was having issues with showing up late to team meetings, coaches had issues with locating him and that he simply wasn’t displaying the work ethic that Bill Belichick expected of him.
In the six games he’s started in 2019, Gordon has only hauled in 20 passes for 287 yards with a catch rate of 55 percent. Last season, Gordon had 40 receptions for 720 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games with a catch rate of 59 percent.