Talk about highway robbery.
The Cleveland Browns just traded superstar, but troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon
Trade now agreed to: Patriots are sending Cleveland a 5th-round pick and if Gordon isn't active for 10 games, Patriots get back a late-round pick from Browns, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018
As @rapsheet reported, Patriots were closing in on trade for Gordon.
Trade now official.
Curious who the Browns have taken in the last three years in the fifth round? I'll tell you.
They took linebacker Genard Avery this year, offensive tackle Roderick Johnson last year, and defensive back Trey Caldwell, offensive guard Spencer Drango, and wide receivers Rashard Higgins and Jordan Payton in 2016. Take out Higgins and Drango, who have played in all but three total games since being drafted, the remaining four have combined for 5 games and 0 starts. Four of them, including Drango, are no longer on the team.
The Browns just haven't drafted many winners with a fifth-round pick, and I know most fans would rather have Gordon than any of the players mentioned above.
Now, Tom Brady gets a stud wide receiver and we all know what happens in that scenario.
Don't worry, Browns. You trade Josh Gordon to the Patriots.— Adam Rank (@adamrank) September 17, 2018
The Raiders never, ever regretted trading Randy Moss to New England.