Anthony Olivetti

Browns WR Josh Gordon Makes History

Created on Dec. 02, 2013 9:00 AM EST

Josh Gordon is all that and a bag of chips. After a ridiculous 237-yard performance last week against the Steelers, the second year receiver managed to top himself by going for 261 this week. Gordon racked up that massive total on 10 catches in the Browns’ 32-28 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

The highlight of the game was Gordon’s 95-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. After the catch, he outran the Jaguars secondary all the way to pay-dirt.

Gordon’s big day marks the first time in NFL history that anyone has had 200 receiving yards in back-to-back games. On top of that, he surpassed 1,000 yards on the season — the first time a Browns receiver has accomplished that since Kellen Winslow and Braylon Edwards both did it way back in 2007.

After starting the season serving a two-game suspension, Gordon has emerged as one of the premier deep threats in the league. He now has six 100-yard games through the first 12 games of the season.

It’s almost laughable to think that Gordon was one of the most talked about players leading up to the trade deadline. Following the Trent Richardson to the Colts trade, it seemed all but certain that the Browns were giving up and selling their franchise for parts. In retrospect, it’s obvious that the Browns knew what the Colts have found out the hard way: Richardson isn’t the franchise back he was once thought to be.

If the Browns can draft a legitimate franchise quarterback in the upcoming draft — or one shortly thereafter — Gordon will only get better. Until they do, the Browns are going nowhere fast.

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