Denver Broncos: 5 reasons the team should sign Josh Gordon

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The Denver Broncos should sign wide receiver Josh Gordon now that he’s been reinstated. Here are a handful of reasons why they should take the risk.

The Denver Broncos should sign Josh Gordon. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

Josh Gordon has been suspended five times since he came into the NFL and has missed time for injuries as well, but he’s not done with the NFL and at the age of 30, the NFL would be foolish to be done with him.

Gordon is incredibly gifted with a combination of size, speed, explosiveness, and he’s got a natural playmaking ability.

Of course, consistency has been hard to come by in Gordon’s career, and most of that is on him regardless of where you land in terms of the NFL’s policy against marijuana.

As of now, it appears that the NFL has decided Gordon is worthy to come back into the league, and the Denver Broncos should be making a call to his agent to get him in the fold.

Before you dismiss the idea, let me take a moment to try and convince you. Here are five reasons this move would make sense for Denver.

Denver Broncos: 5 reasons the team should sign Josh Gordon

1. Jerry Jeudy’s injury

In order for the Denver Broncos to consider signing a player like Josh Gordon, there has to be an actual reason to do it other than just doing Gordon a favor, right?

The Denver Broncos have a pretty good reason with Jerry Jeudy on the mend with an ankle injury that could keep him out up to eight weeks.

The Broncos are obviously very fortunate that Jeudy won’t miss the entire season at this point, and they certainly have a lot of receivers already on the roster between the active roster and 16-player practice squad (nine receivers in total), but Josh Gordon — if he’s fully healthy — is an upgrade on offense over just about all of them.

Not having Jeudy means the Denver Broncos are one Courtland Sutton knee tweak away from being in some serious trouble at receiver, or one Tim Patrick hamstring tweak, or one KJ Hamler hamstring tweak.

The active roster consists of only four true receivers with Diontae Spencer essentially as a fourth specialist.

With Jeudy out for the time being, an option like Gordon would be a lot of fun in the interim and nice depth beyond that.