The Cleveland Browns patience with wide receiver Josh Gordon has come to an end. It now seems that either a trade or his release is inevitable.  Reports are indicating that the San Francisco 49ers are a team of interest.

Which makes sense for Gordon and the 49ers. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has a previous relationship with the receiver and was the  offensive coordinator in Cleveland in 2014.  Of course any move to acquire him comes with risk due to his well documented history when it comes to addiction.

Still it’s one that general manager John Lynch and Shanahan need to take.  Gordon gives the 49ers a legitimate no.1 receiver and the opportunity to help stretch the field giving more opportunities for one-on-one matchups for Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and George Kittle. Will also open up the running game for Matt Breida and Alfred Morris.

Yet, if Gordon does go to the 49ers. 2019 becomes even more interesting as there’s rumors that San Francisco is a likelihood for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.  Imagine if Lynch is able to pull that off? A franchise wide receiver in 2018 and running back in 2019.

Here’s a look at the responses to the report that Gordon has interest in the 49ers.

Updated: Lynch has said that there’s been a call made.



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