The NFL trade deadline is a little over 24 hours away, and one of the players rumored to be on the market is Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. The second year player out of Baylor has been a quality passing threat. In his rookie season he caught 50 passes for 805 yards and five touchdowns.
Off field-issues, which included a two-game ban earlier this season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, have teams hesitant about the young receiver. That might be alright with Gordon, who said he wants to stay in Cleveland with the team that picked him in the supplemental draft.
“I do want to stay in Cleveland,” said Gordon, via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “Cleveland is my first home, the team I got drafted to. It’s a great place to be. I love the fans in Cleveland and everything about it, but business is business.”
“When [the trade deadline is] over, it’s over,” Gordon said. “However it goes, it’s beyond me, it’s above me. I will be excited either way. Hopefully [I’ll] get some new questions.”
So far this season, Gordon has caught 32 passes for 582 yards. Keep in mind when considering those numbers that he missed the first two games of the season. Gordon also helped his trade value with his second game with over 100 yards receiving in the past three weeks. On Sunday against the Chiefs, Gordon caught 5 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown.