Cleveland Browns No. 1 wide receiver Josh Gordon is part of a Browns firesale, along with fellow receiver Greg Little and quarterback Brandon Weeden, and Gordon is by far the most attractive candidate, since Joe Thomas isn’t on the trade block (at least not yet, and teams would definitely be all over the game’s best OT). The Browns did the best they could to showcase Gordon’s playmaking abilities in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, as they threw the ball to him 19 times in his first game from suspension. Gordon finished the day with ten receptions for 146 yard and a touchdown, and I would expect some more huge target numbers headed Gordon’s way with the Browns seemingly pushing hard to pump up his value.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Rotoworld’s Evan Silva, the Cleveland Browns have indeed put Josh Gordon on the trade block, and they are receiving and listening to trade offers regarding the 22-year-old Baylor product. Per Schefter, the Browns have at least one offer on the table for Gordon, “There already is a team that has made an active offer for Josh Gordon.”
The caveat with trading for a guy as talented as Josh Gordon is the fact that he is one off-field issue away from being hit with a one-year suspension, but he’s still such a talented player that it’s worth trading for him. It will be interesting to see which teams are interested in Gordon, because his talent would be a great addition on a variety of receiving corps’s. It will also be interesting to see what the Browns asking price is for Gordon, and if the Houston Texans are interested in getting a deal done involving Gordon and Ben Tate, as it was reported yesterday that the Browns have their eyes on Tate.