Browns WR Josh Gordon has had his name circling in trade rumors the last few days. He wants to be one of the top names in the game and put up some big numbers over the weekend. He caught 10 passes for 146 yards and a score.
“I want to reach that goal of being one of the household names, the kind of NFL athletes that you could refer to when you think of wide receiver, big-play kind of guy like those kind of guys are,” Gordon said Wednesday. “I work on it every week, and going out there and doing it during the game is the biggest time to prove it.”
After the game on Sunday, Coach Rob Chudzinski said that he did not plan on trading Gordon:
“[Chudzinski] texted me the other day talking about it and just reassuring me there were no trade offers or anything like that,” Gordon said.
The Browns traded away Trent Richardson without even blinking, so a few players on that roster must feel on edge. Their roster spot is not guaranteed with the team and they need to perform.
If Gordon is going to play like that, maybe Chud shouldn’t have told him.