Despite being stuck in the dumpster fire that was the 2013 Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Josh Gordon was easily one of my top five favorite players to watch last season. With Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, it didn’t matter who was the latest starting quarterback in Cleveland, Gordon was going to be a hell of a lot of fun to watch each Sunday.
Gordon has always had struggles when it came to staying clean. The result was getting kicked off a team, sitting out a year, and having to enter the NFL via the supplemental Draft. The Browns took a gamble, giving up a second rounder to get him, but it looked like a gamble that would pay off if he could stay clean.
Apparently that “if” was just too big.