Browns Shouldn’t Deal Gordon

Post by Andrew Kluge

The Cleveland Browns would be crazy to trade WR Josh Gordon.

(Joshua Gunter/ The Plain Dealer)

Since coming back from his two game suspension, he has provided a much needed spark to the Cleveland offense. By the numbers: 27 receptions in 5 games for 450 yards & two touchdowns.

I understand the point Chud has made: your position on the Browns roster isn’t safe. He isn’t scared to put you on the trade block or the bench.  You only need to look at T-Rich being traded to Indianapolis and Brandon Weeden losing his starting job to a third string QB to realize that fact.

But to trade Gordon? I believe that would a mistake. I don’t care how many offers ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports – the Browns can’t afford to give up their star wide receiver to draft an unproven 2nd round or (fingers crossed) a 1st round draft pick.  He’s reporting that at least three teams have contacted the Browns and currently there are two standing offers. The Browns so far are “balking”, according to Schefter.

When the Browns happen to put together their one-two punch on offense, it revolves around Gordon & TE Jordan Cameron. Needless to say that Cameron saw more targets when Hoyer was taking the snaps, but he will continue to see a heavy workload as long as Josh Gordon is on the field.  The Browns can trade Gordon and try their luck with a high draft pick, or continue to build around him and the third year tight end, Jordan Cameron.  Gordon continues to be one of the best offensive threats on the team and should be one of the centerpieces at Cleveland’s offense.


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