No. 5 – Josh Gordon (WR)
Oh, this is a tricky one. Yes, on one hand, Josh Gordon is a fit just in terms of need, depth, and likely contract demands. Gordon would be an absolute upgrade in the slot over the revolving door of players that have come in and out over the years and the scrap heap additions the team has acquired to fill the hole.
Gordon is still super talented.
Yet, he’s an addict and has largely been unreliable. Whether it’s his offseason training, his ability to pass a drug test, or his general inability to be counted on, Gordon has made it clear to everyone that you can’t trust him. He’s been suspended five times by the NFL, all for some sort of substance abuse. Despite Gordon’s incredible talents, he’s unable to stay clean or simply doesn’t want to.
That alone makes him someone the Browns should never call. There’s already too much uncertainty with the Browns without Gordon being involved. Adding him back would make a very volatile receivers room even worse. Imagine the egos and issues of Gordon and Odell Beckham Jr. co-mingling? That’s just too much diva.
The Seattle Seahawks are apparently still interested in Gordon and frankly, no one knows why. Should Roger Goddell re-instate Gordon for the sixth time, he’ll most certainly fail another drug test. So why bother?
Does he fit?