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Josh Gordon explains how he relates to Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
December 07, 2018 - 8:49 am

FOXBORO -- Even though there's almost a 15-year age difference between Tom Brady and Josh Gordon, Gordon can still relate to his new quarterback.

The 27-year-old explained their relationship when speaking Thursday.

“I came in with the idea that [he] is a hard-working guy, and he’s done nothing but shown that continuously and consistently," Gordon said. "He’s a family man. Love his family. He FaceTimes with the kids — something I can relate to with my family, my kids. He enjoys the game. He just enjoys, I think everything that comes with it, and it’s good to be able to be in such close proximity to learn from it. I look up to the guy. He’s doing everything right. I just enjoy the time around him.”

In nine games with the Patriots this season, Gordon has caught 34 passes on 54 targets for 605 yards and three touchdowns. He's appeared to get better each week, especially his chemistry with Brady as he's caught all eight passes thrown his way since the bye week.

“[I’m] just remaining focused and locked in on what I want to get done and how I can contribute in my opportunities to do so,” he said. “Really just making sure I capitalize when those targets present themselves, and fortunately, I’ve been able to catch the targets that have been given to me.”

Gordon and the Patriots will look clinch the AFC East Sunday afternoon in Miami.

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