Just yesterday Cleveland Browns fans were almost in shock as news was released when multiple teams showed interest in star receiver Josh Gordon. A trade could happen between the Browns and another organization, but most likely will not take place.
Gordon, 25, missed the entire 2015 season after he violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell in August and will miss the first four games of the 2016 regular season.
While this whole potential trade talk was going on, Gordon remained quite calm and issued a statement after a press conference Tuesday evening.
I really can’t comment on that. I’m not really sure. I haven’t heard too much about it. Cleveland is my team. That is where I want to be and everything like that, but that’s not even in the ballpark for me. I’m not really sure how that works.
I think it works out perfectly then for me. Mr. [Jimmy] Haslam, the organization and [Head] Coach [Hue] Jackson, I think the world of those guys and their decisions and this organization. They’re family. They’re showing me love and respect back to me by allowing me to stay here up to this point, and I expect to move forward with that. I’m excited about it. It’s where I want to be and I’m happy to be in Cleveland.
Anything is certainly possible in this industry but as of right now it looks like Gordon will be in a Browns uniform this season. He will play in a week 5 matchup against the New England Patriots. Let’s hope he can return to his 2013 Pro Bowl form.