Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Josh Gordon is traded to the New England Patriots

Josh Gordon is traded to the New England Patriots

A second-round pick in the the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon caught 50 passes for 805 yards as a rookie.

According to the NFL Network, the Browns are getting close to trading Gordon to the New England Patriots. When healthy, Gordon may be one of the best deep threats in the entire National Football League and if the Redskins were able to trade for him, he would instantly give Washington's offense a new dynamic that they don't now have.

Gordon's tantalizing talent had caused the Browns to hang onto him while he dealt with drug and alcohol dependence dating his teens. The final "nail in the coffin" came last week when Gordon injured himself during a photo shoot and it prompted the Browns to move on from him.

The Patriots acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon from the Browns in exchange for a late-round draft choice Monday. In fact, Gordon could reportedly suit up as early as Week 3 for the Patriots. He missed training camp to receive treatment and the Browns were cautiously optimistic he would help them this season. The conditional pick will go to the Browns if the 27-year-old wideout is active for 10 games. I'm glad that we're not in a space where we're thinking about those things: "What could be, what could not be, and that we're coaching the guys that are here".

Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

But that was in 2013, and Gordon has played in just 11 games since because of his off-field issues. "I always think trust is whatever wide receiver is out there".

Thus Gordon has a chance to make a big impression fairly quickly - as long as he can stay in Belichick's good graces, of course, not to mention staying away from what could be a lifetime ban from the NFL. Gordon will be a restricted free agent after the season and New England can tender him.

"We can't worry about that", Jackson said when asked about Gordon flourishing in New England.

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