After locking up yet another Super Bowl title, plenty of Patriots’ will line up for their first, second or even third Super Bowl ring (unless your name is Tom Brady of course). That list of players will include wide receiver Josh Gordon, who left the team in December to deal with mental illness.
After the Super Bowl on Sunday, Gordon shared a photo of him and Brady from the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts earlier this season:
The picture was captioned “Big & shiny, just like you said!”, which included an emoji of a ring. Gordon also updated his Instagram biography, adding “Super Bowl Champion” to go along with “First Team All Pro”, which he accomplished in 2013. This basically confirms an earlier report from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio that he will get a championship ring.
New England traded for Gordon in Week 4 after starting the season 1-2 while struggling to move the ball offensively. Gordon suited up for 11 games, recording 720 yards (third most on team) and three touchdowns. He also led the team by averaging 18.0 yards per reception.
Gordon missed the final two regular season games and all of the postseason, but his impact was clearly felt. The 27-year old hopes to be reinstated for the 2019 season, where he could potentially help the Patriots on their journey to ring number seven.