How Tom Brady Fostered Josh Gordon Upon Joining With The Patriots

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a video of him and Josh Gordon, and it’s obvious that these two like to work out together.

The NFL suspended Gordon indefinitely, and there’s no update on his reinstatement. However, it was definitely good to see him and Brady working on the field.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington talked on NFL Live about the relationship Brady and Gordon have had since the very first moment the receiver arrived in New England.

“[Tom Brady] recognized that Josh Gordon made the team better and recognized that he was going to need some attention,” Darlington said. “Josh Gordon was going out to dinner with Tom Brady and Gisele [Bundchen] at times because Tom recognized that he needs to bring this guy in, foster him, make him feel like he is at home, recognizing some of the issues that Josh Gordon goes through.

“While that is, in part, a guy just trying to get better, it’s also Tom Brady being a really good person, continuing to try to help out and manifest Josh Gordon and remembering by the way that Josh Gordon’s rights are currently held by the New England Patriots. If he can make a comeback, that is where he will be.

“Tom Brady, to this day, really respects Josh Gordon and would love to see him live a better life.”

Brady and Gordon connected for 68 catches, 720 yards and three touchdowns in the eleven games Gordon played in.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t provide much information regarding Gordon prior to the Super Bowl.

“Directly I have not spoken to him since his last suspension,” Goodell said in February. “I do know he’s in treatment. He’s a young man who has had a lot of challenges. I have gotten to know him and understands his struggles and the challenges that he’s had to go through and he’s working at it. He understands what he has to do. He understand the importance for him — And this is well beyond football. This is for his life. — to make sure he takes care of himself and he understands the importance of getting this issue under control and being able to live a healthy and long life.

“Directly I have not spoken to him since his last suspension,” Goodell said at the time. “I do know he’s in treatment. He’s a young man who has had a lot of challenges. I have gotten to know him and understands his struggles and the challenges that he’s had to go through and he’s working at it. He understands what he has to do. He understand the importance for him — And this is well beyond football. This is for his life. — to make sure he takes care of himself and he understands the importance of getting this issue under control and being able to live a healthy and long life.

“If he can, we’ll evaluate that at the right time, but right now the focus is what more can we do to help Josh get to that place.”

“If he can, we’ll evaluate that at the right time, but right now the focus is what more can we do to help Josh get to that place.”

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