Josh Gordon tired of trade talk


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.

10 responses to “Josh Gordon tired of trade talk

  1. Part of the game yes, but don’t blame the guy for being tired of it. Like being in a marriage you know is going to end, it just hasn’t yet.

  2. I’d be tired of it, too. Kid came out of suspension and has played great until this stuff got hot again last week and Weeden didn’t help at all. I’m hoping for this kid that Campbell returns to the form he had in Oakland where he was hitting his receivers well and Denarius Moore was scoring TDs. Gordon is light years better than anyone on that roster. Campbell should light Gordon up like Glennon is doing V-Jack.

  3. I would be, too. It’s tough to always be hearing about it, but I lay that on management. If they would have said flat out, “We’re not trading him. Stop talking about it,” then it would be done. I’ve said before that I wouldn’t take less than a 1st and a 4th being as he has much more talent than Richardson who we got a 1st in return. Too bad for us that we don’t have a QB that is worth a darn to get him the ball.

  4. He should be flattered. He’s the only Cleveland Browns player on offense anyone would want on their team.

  5. The problem has nothing to do with him or Cleveland but the teams inquiring about him. Browns management has said a ridiculous amount of times that they aren’t going to trade him and that he’s in their long term plans.

    The problem is that the Richardson trade was perceived league wide as a fire sale and that if he could be traded anyone on the team could be gotten for the right price so teams immediately started flooding the Browns with offers for Gordon. It doesn’t help that people like Shefter and La Confora are fueling the fire by basically assuming that since the offers they’re hearing are better than average that the Browns would automatically go back on their word.

    So yeah, if I was Gordon I’d be annoyed too considering that’s all he’s being asked about by media since he came back from his suspension.

  6. You just can’t be guarenteed to replace a guy like Gordon in the draft. Unless he’s a cancer in the locker room, trading him would just be plain stupid. Otherwise, what are you going to do next year? Hope and pray that another draft pick works out? Do NOT trade him!! No ifs, ands, or buts.

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