Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and CEO Joe Banner have been fighting the growing interest in Josh Gordon, saying that they are not shopping their receiver. They should consider the contrary.
Gordon is a growing commodity right now, both in the market and in the media which means if the Browns can keep intentions quiet, they can get more back for Gordon than he’s worth. The franchise is in need of some life and while Josh Gordon is an explosive player, Cleveland needs more.
The Browns are two games out of the AFC North, which means they are a either a couple players away from challenging or a good 1st or 2nd round pick from getting ready to challenge next season. It’s time for the franchise to decide which way to go, but they need to go one way or the other.
They could keep Gordon, but it wouldn’t change the problems they have. There are at least a few teams that are a Josh Gordon away from challenging for a Super Bowl and they’re willing to pay, probably a little too much.
Take the deal Cleveland.