Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer doesn’t think that a big time receiver is needed in order to get them to the big dance. He doesn’t believe that a team needs to rely on a big time talent at the position. That does not mean good things for WR Josh Gordon.
Gordon is facing a possible ban for a whole year for failing another drug test and his contract should be running up soon. Gordon showed his talent, but the distraction that he brings to the team might not be worth it to Farmer, especially if Farmer doesn’t believe in having big time talent at the position.
Here are Farmer’s thoughts on having elite receivers:
“I would say ‘how important are those guys?”’ Farmer told radio partner 92.3 The Fan. “Name the last big-time receiver to win a Super Bowl. Name the last mega-guy. (Gordon) matters to me because I like the guy and I think he’s a really good player, but at the end of the day, when you look at the teams that have these mega-receivers, name the last guy that won a Super Bowl?… There are none. The last guy that really helped his team get there was T.O. (Terrell Owens).”
Elite receivers might not win the Super Bowl for teams, but it sure doesn’t hurt the situation at all. Not saying that Gordon is the answer to getting the team into the playoffs, he just doesn’t seem to be one of the problems either.