Josh Gordon’s NFL comeback continued to get better Monday when he inked a one year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns announced the news on Twitter, and I couldn’t be happier for the man.
We’ve signed four exclusive rights free agents
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 16, 2018
Josh Gordon is one… https://t.co/dYZUI1dlDn
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2018
#Browns Josh Gordon signed his Exclusive Rights Free Agent contract today. At $790,000 for 2018, it’s $74.71 million less than the 5-yr extension signed by Jarvis Landry on Friday night https://t.co/NuGfcl4wUP
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 16, 2018
We’re extremely happy to see people fall from great heights in our society. People cheer on downfalls all the time, and Gordon’s downfall was terrible. It looked like his substance abuse problems were guaranteed to derail his career. I thought his playing days were likely done a couple years.
Now, he’s back in the NFL, he played well last year on a terrible team with no help and he just signed a contract extension. Life is a crazy journey. One day you’re suspended from the league and the next you’re signing an extension.
I’m glad to see he’s back, and I hope he hangs around for a long time.