The Browns don’t know who will start for them at quarterback on Sunday against the Patriots, but that’s not stopping wide receiver Josh Gordon from making some predictions about what he’ll do on the field.
Gordon is coming off a team-record 261 receiving yards and he needs 41 yards to set the franchise’s single-season record, something he seems pretty confident that he’ll be able to do despite likely coverage from cornerback Aqib Talib during the game.
“I’m pretty sure he’ll make some plays, but I’m definitely going to make more plays,” Gordon said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “NFL cornerback is a hard position to play, and he’s doing a great job right now for that defense. He’s a real physical, scrappy player. But I’m going to come out there and do the same, go out there and make plays myself and try to make sure that nobody can stop me.”
It’s a sizable step up in class from the Jaguars’ rookie-laden secondary to a matchup with Talib, but Gordon’s eliminated most of the questions about his ability to thrive in every circumstance this season. The biggest one left to answer is what he’d be able to do with a strong and stable quarterback leading the offense, but that will have to wait until at least 2014.