1. The Jacksonville Jaguars already have a solid wide receiving core.
The Jaguars signed Marvin Jones Jr. in the offseason and claimed Tyron Johnson off of waivers before the season started. The team’s brass also locked up Laquon Treadwell and Tavon Austin in the summer. This group joined DJ Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenautl Jr. both of whom were with the team last season.
Even though the Jaguars’ wide receiver corps hasn’t played up to expectations, the case could be made that they’re the team’s strongest and deepest positional group. There simply may not be room for Josh Gordon in spite of how good he could be. It’s true that the former Golden Bear might be more talented than any receiver Jacksonville has on the roster but would they be able to find a place for him in the lineup?
Keep in mind that bringing in Gordon could hinder Viska’s development. The 2020 second-wide receiver has had a disappointing start to the season but there are still plenty of games left on the schedule and there’s a chance he improves down the road. Also, Gordon would get playing time at the expense of Jones or Chark.
Furthermore, it’s uncertain what shape Gordon is in. He hasn’t played in a while and would need to learn the playbook. The coaching staff could design special packages for him but his role on offense would be limited. Would it be worth it to wait for him to contribute?