Friday, April 4, 2014
Now Josh Gordon wants Teddy Bridgewater
By Pat McManamon
Josh Gordon said during a recent visit to ESPN that he was a Johnny Manziel guy and he thought the Cleveland Browns would draft the quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in May.
He gushed about Manziel during his visit to Bristol.
This week in an interview on NFL.com he said if he had a choice he would take Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
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.”