Pete Carroll’s Seahawks could be poised to add a troubled All-Pro receiver – either Josh Gordon or Antonio Brown – to Russell Wilson’s arsenal.
The Seattle Seahawks enter the 2020 NFL season as a Super Bowl contender yet again. There are few teams in the league that have been more steadily consistent over the past decade, but if you’re keen to believe the latest buzz, they could usher in the new season with a proper dose of chaos.
Per insider Michael Silver, Pete Carroll’s Hawks are expected to entertain signing either Antonio Brown or Josh Gordon as they attempt their respective NFL comebacks.
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly considering wide receivers Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown as potential targets ahead of the 2020 NFL season
Gordon logged time with New England last season before surfacing with the Hawks, but featured sparingly before being suspended indefinitely for substance abuse in December. He’s since applied for reinstatement with the league, and has notably remained in Seattle to work out.
As for Brown, his situation may be the only one less predictable than Gordon’s. After making zero appearances over the course of a brief and catastrophic time with the Raiders, he played exactly one game for the Patriots before getting kicked to the curb. He was accused of sexual assault in two different civil lawsuits, and later charged with battery against a truck driver.
He’s also a seven-time Pro Bowler and four time First Team All-Pro who was putting together a Hall of Fame career before succumbing to self-sabotage.
It would take an organization as solidly grounded as Seattle’s to bring in one of these guys and live to tell about it if and when things did go bad. Everyone loves a comeback story, but each of these guys has a heck of a lot to prove in order to get back into the good graces of the football establishment.
If that can possibly happen, however, the Seahawks instantly become the kind of title contender nobody’s going to want to face on the road in January.