“Oh yeah, absolutely. Seattle is amazing,” the wide receiver said. “Football aside, I’d definitely love to live in a place like this.”
Since joining the Seahawks in early November, Gordon has caught just six passes for 81 yards and zero touchdowns. It’s a far cry from his best work, including a 2014 season in which he had 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games with the Browns. It’s also a step down from his production with the Patriots (20/287/1 in six games), but Gordon isn’t pointing fingers or ruling out a future in Seattle.
Gordon saw an uptick in snaps on Sunday night against the Rams, so Pete Carroll also remains optimistic about what Gordon can offer. In that game, Gordon was targeted five times, but came away with just two catches.
“Josh has had huge games in the past,’’ Carroll said. “He just hasn’t gotten the ball enough yet to show that for us. But he’s done really well. Josh has been a really good guy around here in practicing and working hard and studying.”
Gordon will be an unrestricted free agent in March after his current deal – which carries a $2.025MM base salary – expires. In between now and then, he’ll get an opportunity to show what he can do in the playoffs. The 10-3 Seahawks are virtually locked in for a wild card spot and still have a chance at leapfrogging the 49ers for the divisional crown.
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