Josh Gordon flashed his big play potential in the New England Patriots' 33-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, and his chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady seems to be improving at a steady pace.
"We have spent a lot of time together," Gordon said when asked if his chemistry with Brady is really coming together. "I would say so. I think over the course of time, talking together, working together after practice, in-between practice – yeah, I get the feel for what he likes and I try to find my way there as best I can. I think it'll get better, it's the first game so we're building."
Gordon tallied three receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers. He got the Patriots on the board in the first quarter after hauling in a pass from Brady over the middle and running toward the right sideline. He made two Steelers miss before reaching the end zone for New England's first touchdown of the season.
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Gordon's other notable highlight came in the third quarter. He hauled in a 42-yard pass from Brady and held onto the football despite taking a huge hit.
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Brady and Gordon were a productive duo last year in the 11 games they played together. The 28-year-old wideout posted 40 receptions for 720 yards and three touchdowns, laying the foundation for a successful start to the 2019 season Sunday night.
"I think Josh is a great player, and he was last year for us," Brady said. "It's great to have him out there. He's a dynamic player and every game that we play together, there's just more things that come up, there's more trust that's built, and I'll keep finding a way to get him the ball."
Gordon likely will be a huge part of the Patriots passing attack going forward. He's a deep threat downfield, he isn't afraid to go over the middle and he is among the best in the league at making contested catches. Gordon can do a lot of different things, but he doesn't have to shoulder too much of the burden thanks to the incredible depth of the Patriots receiving corps.
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Josh Gordon gives update on his chemistry with Patriots QB Tom Brady originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston