When the Kansas City Chiefs signed Josh Gordon, they never intended for him to be used as a number one receiver. Well, this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers that could very well be the case.

As of late, the Chiefs have dealt with COVID issues, as has the rest of the NFL. However, adding your two best players (other than Mahomes of course) is a bit tough to grasp.

Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have both hit the list that everyone so greatly despises in this day and age. It’s a list no one wants to be on for once. The Chiefs franchise player is still optimistic though and doesn’t want fans to worry.

Josh Gordon can help Kansas City vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

“At the end of the day, COVID can hit anyone”

That is how Patrick Mahomes opened up his presser on Wednesday, letting the world know that these things happen now, to everyone including them. Literally, as I’m typing this, Dalvin Cook just made the list as well.

It is crazy how the world has changed over the last almost two years now. So much so, that Josh Gordon is back in the NFL for the third time. Josh Gordon was once a very dominant receiver in the NFL, and some believe he still has that in him.

In 2013, Josh Gordon had the season of his life. He ended the second career season as a pro bowler along with his 1,600 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, an amazing feat to tell the truth.

The leader of this team is going to have it tough on Sunday without his two favorite weapons. However, that did not stop Mahomes from having high praise for Gordon.”

“The confidence I have is that he has done it before, he’s been able to go out there and produce at a high level in this league, and so he still has the talent, the work ethic, and now it’s about going out there and getting more opportunities. Hopefully, we are able to get Travis and Tyreek back but if not we have other guys that will step up and kind of take on those roles”

This team is ready. Yes, it will be much harder, but if anyone can do it, it’s an Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes led team.

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