Despite a strong season in the XFL, the Cleveland Browns don’t want Josh Gordon.
Josh Gordon can still play professional football. We know that much after watching him put up big games in the XFL as a member of the Seattle Sea Dragons. The Sea Dragons featured four of the top 11 receivers in the league this year, with Jahcour Pearson, Josh Gordon, Blake Jackson, and Juwan Green ranking first, sixth, ninth, and eleventh respectively.
The fearsome foursome was led by quarterback Ben DiNucci, who threw for 2,600 yards in just 10 games, leading the league in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns to A.J. McCarron. The season showcased the four very well, and due to that, Pearson has been invited to the Colts for their camp this year.
As of right now, Gordon, Jackson, and Green have not received invites. Of all those names to deserve an invite off of his play alone, it’s Gordon, but the one team that makes the most sense for him; The Cleveland Browns, seemingly wants nothing to do with him.
"The Browns have given Josh Gordon plenty of chances over the years and he’s run out of them here."
Josh Gordon is far from the problem that other current Cleveland Browns have been
She’s not wrong, they did give him years to get his act together. Then again, they also have Deshaun Watson on their team and just had stints with Kareem Hunt and Malik McDowell on their team. Plus they just traded for Elijah Moore, who according to those within the Jets, had attitude issues over there.
Let’s not pretend that Gordon is somehow a bigger problem child than some of the Browns who have come and gone under this current regime. You’re fine with Watson, but Gordon is a step too far? Really?
We know Gordon can produce, we just saw it. That’s why you take a flyer on a guy who is high-reward, and low-risk. It beats relying on unproven rookies taken in the middle-to-late of the draft. That is exactly why the Browns keep struggling.
Gordon has had addiction issues in the past, but the Browns can no longer take a stance against guys like Gordon, not with Watson on the roster. Gordon can still produce. He’d fit in great with this offense and could give you a reliable option if Elijah Moore fails to impress.
Besides, who doesn’t love a good redemption arc?