There’s been trade talk around Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for a few weeks now and it hasn’t gone ignored by the subject.
Gordon said Wednesday that he’s growing weary of discussions about his potential departure from the Browns, saying it would be “naive” to assume that there’s no chance of a deal happening because coach Rob Chudzinski or CEO Joe Banner says that the team isn’t planning to trade Gordon away.
“I’m tired of it,” Gordon said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “I honestly wish if it was going to happen, I wish it would happen already instead of dragging on. If a trade offer came in and that’s what the Browns want to do, so be it. If not, then let it be known this is where I’m going to be. Honestly, it’s part of the game. I’m dealing with it.”
A league source told PFT earlier this week that a Gordon trade is possible rather than probable and they’ve reportedly balked at offers that have already come in from teams interested in Gordon’s services. That doesn’t point toward an imminent deal, although the Browns aren’t going to turn their phones off between now and next Tuesday’s trade deadline. Gordon is going to have to continue dealing with trade talk a little bit longer as a result and the Browns can only hope he deals with it well enough to improve his performance from what went down in Week Seven.