Making such an enormous play throughout essentially the most essential a part of the sport is spectacular sufficient, however Gordon made it appear to be a stroll within the park. Oh, and one different factor, Gordon’s heroics got here on fourth down.
Along with his crew trailing 26-24 with 1:12 to go, Gordon snatched a contested ball from quarterback Ben DiNucci on the 25-yard line and backpedaled earlier than tip-toeing round two defenders into the top zone.
Gordon averaged 19.7 yards per catch on Saturday, catching six of seven targets for 118 yards and two scores. Gordon has recorded 17 catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns three weeks into the XFL season. He ranked fourth within the XFL in receiving yards coming into play Saturday.
Like his quarterback and plenty of extra all through the league, Gordon hopes his efficiency within the XFL may result in a return to the NFL.
Nevertheless, not like others, Gordon’s street again is perhaps significantly tougher. Gordon failed a number of drug checks for marijuana, violating the NFL’s substance abuse coverage 5 instances whereas receiving six suspensions from the league.
The NFL’s coverage on marijuana is decidedly much less excessive these days, however at 31 years outdated, Gordon’s possibilities to get again could have run out.
Gordon does have help within the type of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward, who just lately referred to as for Gordon and others, who’ve seemingly been blackballed over marijuana violations, to get one other shot within the NFL.