Josh Gordon reminds Tyrann Mathieu of Hall of Famer

Ever since signing 2013 All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to their practice squad, his Chiefs’ teammates have really taken notice of his skills.

Especially All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu.

“He kind of reminds me of Calvin Johnson,” Mathieu told reporters. “[He] looks like one of those kinds of guys where you see two people on him, you still throw the ball to him,” he said. “We really just look forward to seeing what he can come in and bring to the team. Obviously, everybody in the locker room has a great responsibility to continue to encourage him, push him in the right direction — but from what I’ve seen, he’s a hell of a football player.”

But Mathieu wasn’t the only player who’s taken notice.

On Thursday, All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce offered nothing but top praise.

“He was flying around, man — it was fun!” Kelce said of Gordon’s Wednesday practice. “When you see an athlete like that run, it’s pretty cool.”

Gordon, 30, has always been lauded as an on-field playmaker, but it goes without saying that his off-field issues have sadly held him back. But he has a chance yet again to shine, this time in the high-octane offense in Kansas City.


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