December 2014 was the last time Josh Gordon played an NFL game. So, after more than a year of not playing what can we expect of Josh Gordon? I think Gordon can come back as good, if not better than his All-Pro 2013 season. In that season, Josh Gordon managed to lead the NFL in receiving yards with 1,646 yards. He was also the first wide receiver in NFL history to have back-to-back 200 yard games. All this led to a First Team All-Pro nod for Gordon in his sophomore season. All the more impressive, Gordon managed to do this while missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension and catching passes from the likes of Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, and Jason Campbell.For a player of Josh Gordon’s caliber, missing a season of football will have him more rested than rusted. If players like Adrian Peterson can miss a year of football due to injury and come back better than ever, imagine what Gordon can do by taking a year off without even having to rehabilitate any injury.
Now, Gordon is coming back more determined than ever. He has been criticized for his off-field issues and finally has a chance for redemption. The Browns have made moves on the offensive side in fear of losing Gordon to a permanent NFL ban for substance abuse, yet those same moves are only going to help Josh succeed. He is being paired up with his fellow Baylor teammate Robert Griffin III. Alongside RG3, the Browns have added dynamic pass-catching back Duke Johnson from the University of Miami with the 77th pick of the 2015 draft.In this year’s draft, the Browns added Baylor’s Corey Coleman with the 15th pick. Coleman was the top wide receiver prospect leading up to the 2016 draft, and was the first receiver selected in the entire draft. Let’s not forget about the great aspects of the Browns’ offense already present.The sturdy offensive line led by stud Joe Thomas is stacked with quality players, and first time pro bowler Gary Barnidge still has quite a bit of juice left in his 30 year old body. With a Heisman trophy winning quarterback, a solid offensive line, the number one wide receiver of the draft, and a dynamic backfield we can expect Gordon to be open a lot and hopefully recreate those long yardage highlight plays of 2013.All signs point to Josh Gordon coming back better than ever, and if he can keep his off-field issues behind him he has a very bright future in the NFL.