Joshua Caleb Gordon (born April 13, 1991), nicknamed "Flash," is an American football wide receiver for the Zappers of Fan Controlled Football (FCF). He previously played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and Seattle Seahawks. Gordon played college football at Baylor and was selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
Gordon made an impact early in the NFL, leading the league in receiving yards during his 2013 season, which earned him Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors. Over the next four years, however, Gordon only played 11 games for the Browns due to his substance abuse suspensions and missed the entirety of the 2015–2016 seasons. He was traded to the Patriots in 2018, but voluntarily left the active roster amid a potential indefinite suspension from the NFL. Gordon returned the following season with the Patriots and Seahawks before further substance abuse violations led to him being suspended indefinitely. His indefinite suspension was reaffirmed in 2021 after the league determined that he violated the terms of a conditional reinstatement. Following the indefinite suspension, he signed with the FCF.
Gordon Is the Browns’ First 1,000-Yard Receiver Since 2007.
Gordon has managed to make NFL history despite playing with three different starting quarterbacks this season. Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell have all started for head coach Rob Chudzinski’s Browns in 2013.