As the Cleveland Browns threaten to release Josh Gordon, these four teams would be wise to make a trade before the Browns part ways.
The Cleveland Browns announced they will be releasing Josh Gordon Monday, but the future release date may have been a play to entice teams into trading for the receiver.
So far, it seems like a good idea.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that as many as five teams have called the Browns regarding Gordon’s services.
So while an 0-16 no longer wants Gordon after putting up with his troubles for six years, there’s a handful of other teams that will happily accept his talent.
In the early going, it looks like a smart move for the Browns to announce Gordon’s release is forthcoming.
That gives other NFL teams enough time to call Cleveland for a trade, in an effort to jump ahead of other teams.
There’s all kinds of speculation surrounding the Browns’ decision to part ways with Gordon.
He suspiciously was targeted just three times in 60+ plays in Week 1. That stat sparked a debate as to whether Gordon was up to the task of starting, or if quarterback Tyrod Taylor was good enough to get him the ball.
Gordon ended up as the only Browns’ receiver to catch a touchdown in Week 1, and he made a spectacular play against the Steelers to tie the game, so his ability to impact a game is still one center stage.
These four teams would find it in their best interest to pick up the former Pro Bowler.