The New England Patriots quarterback posted a video to Instagram earlier this week in which he's seen tossing passes to Gordon. However, the 14-time Pro Bowler has reportedly been attempting to aid the receiver off the field just as much as he has on it.
"(Brady) recognized that Josh Gordon made the team better and he recognized that he was going to need some attention," ESPN's Jeff Darlington said on NFL Live. "Josh Gordon was going out to dinner with Tom Brady and Gisele (Bundchen) at times because Tom recognized that he needs to bring this guy in, foster him, make him feel like he is at home, recognizing some of the issues that Josh Gordon goes through."
Gordon missed the entirety of the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to suspensions related to the league's substance abuse policy. He was most recently suspended indefinitely in December for multiple violations of his previous reinstatement.
The Patriots still hold the rights to the 28-year-old, but there has been no update on Gordon's status or when his ban can be reviewed.
Gordon had 40 catches, 720 receiving yards, and three touchdowns after being traded to the Patriots from the Cleveland Browns in September.
- With h/t to ProFootballTalk.com