Then the words of Mahomes confirmed this.
“Wherever he is, he’s kind of dominant. He can make plays in one-on-one coverage,” Mahomes said Wednesday of Gordon, who was to join Chiefs in training later in the day.
“It’s a big receiver. Even if it’s covered, it’s not covered. You can kind of throw it in there and it can do plays.”
Gordon will initially be a member of the coaching squad. But the chiefs hope to eventually revitalize Gordon to the active roster and put him in the starting line-up alongside Trek Hill in wide reception.
None of the other Chiefs recipients have consistently produced this season, and Hill has been the focus of defensive attention from opponents in the past two weeks. He has eight catches for 70 yards in the last two 18-yard games.
“It’s going to take a while. Gordon hasn’t played in the NFL since 2019,” coach Andy Reed said of including 30-year-old Gordon in the squad. He probably won’t play this week. We’ll just see how it goes over the next week or two.”
Mahomes said, ‘I’m sure they’ll combine him with some roles in attack as the season goes on, as we help him work fast, and we’ll see where that takes us. ‘.