As Josh Gordon and his 5 other Cleveland Browns teammates prepare for the newly designed, drafted Pro Bowl, his national perception continues to grow. Gordon, in his second season, is a first time Pro Bowler and will be playing on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Jerry Rice’s team. Gordon, in 14 games, led the league in receiving with 1,646 yards on 87 receptions. Gordon also added 9 receiving touchdowns to his gaudy totals. Showing versatility Gordon also ran 5 times for 88 yards. Four of his five runs also resulted in first downs. Gordon was impactful throughout the year.
His tally of recognition continues to grow. ESPN had a fan poll voting on the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. In a year where Peyton Manning broke records, Lesean McCoy tore it up under Chip Kelly and dynamic offenses all over the league, Gordon took home the vote. Gordon, playing in only 14 games due to suspension, has garnered the respect of the nation. Today is proof of the fans appreciation of him. Last week Richard Sherman showed that opposing players respect Gordon as well. Here is the picture from ESPN showing him winning with 44% of the vote:
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