Sure if you don’t care about snap counts, then hang on to the “what could be” with gordon rather than the “what is” with Ertz. Fact of the matter is, Gordon plays less than 25% of the snaps through 2 weeks. Zero improvement. If he went from 25% to like 50% or even 40%, would be encouraging. But fact is, patriots offense is a very complicated scheme to learn. A lot of over/under concepts. Right now, they are just putting gordon out there and telling him to go deep. Patriots offense probably one of the hardest to learn in the NFL. Not something you can just walk into and all of a sudden compete. I’m glad we got gordon. I think he’ll be a beast next season or even in the tail end of this season. But he’s not going to be an impact player for at least a few weeks.
Ertz is an impact player right now. TE1 and WR15. On a PPG basis, he is outscoring JJ. You’re basically getting kenny G production in your TE slot.
I would be shocked if Gordon finished above WR15 for ROS. The point contribution to your team made by ertz and not having to worry about streaming TEs, is pretty invaluable.
Talk is cheap. A reporter asked brady about gordon what do you expect him to say? Oh it was just a luck play and i don’t trust him yet. Obviously he’s going to say he trusts him. Also, brady doesn’t make personnel decisions. McDaniels does. Josh can’t produce if he’s not on the field.
It’s your team, do what you want. But you asked for opinions. And i’m just telling you mine. That’s a great deal for you and I’d jump on it. Dont be a sucker who hangs on to the promise of production rather than just taking the elite production in front of you. Gordon is a lottery. Could he win some people championships? Sure, he’s talented AF. But Ertz is a producer today. Guaranteed, locked and loaded.