Tom Brady wishes the best for Josh Gordon, but in typical Patriots fashion, the quarterback is moving on.
Brady stepped to the podium Friday afternoon and was asked what his reaction was to hearing the news on Thursday that Gordon would be indefinitely suspended after once again violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
“Umm, there wasn’t much reaction,” Brady said. “We all wish him the best. I think that’s kind of how we all feel. We want him to do what’s right for him.”
Brady was later pressed for more on his reaction to the news, but the 41-year-old quarterback reiterated his response.
“I certainly appreciate all his efforts and hard work,” Brady said. “I didn’t have much reaction, just focusing on what I need to do. It’s kind of how it’s been all year. … I showed up and I heard like everyone else.”
Brady and Gordon developed quite a connection this year, with Gordon catching 40 passes for a team-leading 720 yards, with three touchdowns. They also worked together off the field, as the two were locker neighbors inside the Patriots’ locker room. Brady was asked if he’s reached out to Gordon since Thursday’s news, but Brady opted not to answer.