Pittsburg Steelers, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and Atlanta Falcons are some of the NFL teams you would think of when discussing league’s best-receiving corps. But according to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, his team should also be in the mix. As a matter of fact, Gordon already thinks that the Browns have the best receiving corps in NFL.
“I think we’re the best receiving corps in the league, in my opinion, already,” – Gordon told reporters on Tuesday. “Just based off of talent alone. So you put in the playbook and guys that are hungry enough to go do it, and hopefully, we can go out there and show and prove that. That’s just my opinion, but we’re not short on talent at the wide receiver position at all. Not at all.“
His teammate and fellow WR, Jarvis Landry, shares the same opinion.
“He ain’t lying.” – said Landry when asked about Gordon’s comments.
While no one denies that Cleveland Browns’ receiving corps is talented, there are still lots of things that need to fall in place for it to be successful. First one is that Josh Gordon manages to stay out of trouble and play an entire season.
Since 2013, when he had 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games, Gordon managed to play only 10 games due to various violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. He was limited to five games in 2014 and then spent more than two years out of the league, before coming back in late 2017. In five games he played in the last season, Gordon had 335 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Jarvis Landry, on the other hand, is much safer bet. In 2017 season, playing for Miami Dolphins, Landry was NFL receptions leader with 112, which counted for 987 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Besides Gordon and Landry, Cleveland Browns’ receiving corps also has Corey Coleman, Ricardo Louis, Antonio Callaway, Jeff Janis, Rashard Higgins, Damion Ratley, and C.J. Board.