Taken in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft, there were concerns surrounding Josh Gordon off the bat. He came into the NFL with substance issues riddling his ledger but the Cleveland Browns took a gamble on him. In his first season, he put up a respectable 50 reception campaign with 805 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Not Randy Moss with the New England Patriots numbers, but a good start.
His second year was when he showed what he could do. With Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden throwing him the ball, Gordon put up 86 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns while making his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Due to a combination of issues, namely his substance abuse problems, Gordon would only ever break 400 yards once more in a season for a team, and that was with the New England Patriots, where he won a SuperBowl. A SuperBowl that he was suspended for.
He keeps trying to restart his career, but suspensions and drug failures after suspensions and drug failures have ruined his career and kept him from every truly amassing anything worth calling a good career.
There’s no point in a team signing him again, as you know what the outcome will inevitably be.