4. Carolina Panthers
Gordon had 87 catches for a league-leading 1,646 yards with nine touchdowns over 14 games in 2013. The Browns offensive coordinator that year? Norv Turner, who is now in first season in the same post for the Panthers.
Devin Funchess is Carolina’s No. 1 wide receiver, followed by Torrey Smith, Jarius Wright and rookie D.J. Moore. Second year man Curtis Samuel has no timetable to return after a procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat less than two weeks ago, and tight end Greg Olsen is in line for another extended absence after re-fracturing his right foot. The Panthers offense could pretty clearly use another weapon.
If there’s a coach that can get the best out of Gordon, 2013’s results show he’s a good fit for the vertical passing offense Turner generally favors. Making a trade or considering a signing will be out of Turner’s hands, but Gordon presumably has some sort of advocate in the Panthers’ building and that could bring him to Carolina.