The Cleveland Browns look like they will be without the services of their star WR Josh Gordon for a while due to weed, but their GM Ray Farmer isn’t quite sure you need a star WR to win anyway. On Wednesday he gave his thoughts on the need for a “mega-receiver”:
“I would say ‘how important are those guys?”’ Farmer told radio partner 92.3 The Fan. “Name the last big-time receiver to win a Super Bowl. Name the last mega-guy. (Gordon) matters to me because I like the guy and I think he’s a really good player, but at the end of the day, when you look at the teams that have these mega-receivers, name the last guy that won a Super Bowl?… There are none. The last guy that really helped his team get there was T.O. (Terrell Owens).”
I will believe that they don’t place value on a top end WR the day they cut Gordon for his off the field issues. Until then, I think he is just trying to send a message. Farmer makes a valid point about past Super Bowl winning WRs, but I don’t think you go out of your way to not have a superstar WR.
Their current WR situation does leave a lot to be desired though.