5 receivers Steelers should sign if Washington is traded

Golden Tate #15 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should sign Gordon

Everyone’s favorite “what could have been” story, Josh Gordon was at one point the hottest young receiver prospect in the league. Taken in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon had a strong rookie season before exploding during his sophomore year. The rest of his career has been a disappointment though, as weed-related suspensions have limited the games he has played in.

Despite all that, Gordon has still been effective when on the field. He logged over 700 yards in only 11 games with the Patriots in 2018 and was a solid deep threat during his short tenure with the Seahawks. He has submitted a claim for the league to reinstate him and assuming it all goes through, he could be a valuable deep threat for the Steelers.

Of the three players listed so far, Gordon would be the best fit assuming his off-the-field concerns are managed now. He has proven to be a dynamic deep threat when active, and the team could use him in a variety of ways to take some pressure off their other receivers. Given his long history of issues, he wouldn’t cost more than the minimum either. He wouldn’t be a roster lock, but he would have a chance to revive his once-promising career with the Steelers.