As Eagles fans, we were a little skeptical when Howie and company decided to not make a trade for a WR at the deadline. But then came a glimmer of hope, Josh Gordon was going through waivers. Yes, he had a troubled past, but he has the talent and is a deep threat this team has been missing since DJax went down.
Throughout his career, Gordon has amassed 240 receptions for 4,113 Yards and 20 touchdowns. When healthy and not suspended, Gordon is easily one of the better deep threats in the league. Philadelphia needs that, so why did they pass on him and let the Seahawks grab him?
Philadelphia was 17th in the NFL Waiver claim priority list, Seattle was 28th. So they didn't miss out on him, they straight-up didn't want him. A team averaging 6.5 yards per pass didn't claim a talented receiver. There were reports out of New England that his work ethic was a growing concern with the team, maybe that was enough to steer Howie Roseman away. DeSean Jackson is set to return this week against the Bears, and could've also played a role as to why the team didn't claim Gordon.
At the end of the day Josh Gordon lands with the Seahawks, a team the Birds face in a couple of weeks. Philadelphia had the chance at a low-risk, high-reward guy but didn't seize it. We will see if this comes back to bite them in the butt on November 24th.