Gordon is a dynamic playmaker when he's on the field, but has played in just 11 games over the last five years due to suspensions and injuries.
The Baylor product is loaded with talent, but it's been nearly five years since Gordon exploded onto the scene in 2013, and many doubt he will contribute at all for the Pats.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren excited about Josh Gordon joining Patriots
Interestingly, the team apparently wasted no time making it known that Gordon will also take the field with the Patriots in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions in a primetime game. I thought it was a bad trade quite honestly. "And until they're completed, I'm not going to get into it".
"I think everybody feels like this is a talented player", Belichick told Patriots.com's Scott Zolak this week. "He is not worthy of this franchise".
For the Patriots, taking the chance on Gordon makes a lot of sense for them. However, they recently made a decision to part ways with him, and the Patriots traded a fifth-round pick to acquire him.
But if he fails to follow the plan Bill Belichick undoubtedly laid out for him, he won't be around Patriot Place very long.