He gushed about Manziel during his visit to Bristol.
Asked to comment on the quarterbacks in the draft, Gordon didn’t even mention Manziel, instead talking up Blake Bortles -- “reminds me of Ben Roethlisberger” -- and Derek Carr -- “I’m a big fan of Derek Carr” -- and Bridgewater -- “He’s been real good on the field.”
When pressured about which quarterback he would take he finally gave in and said he would “play it safe” and take Bridgewater.
A few things can be said about this:
Gordon might not have a clue who he likes, and like some players sometimes do might just be saying what he thinks people want to hear.
Gordon really isn’t committed to a particular draftable quarterback.
If he really thinks Bortles is Roethlisberger, that’s good enough for me.
Playing it safe is not the way to go with the fourth pick in the draft.
The Manziel-to-Bridgewater thing can be filed under the heading: “Go figure.”