When the Browns placed an exclusive rights tender on Gordon earlier this offseason it ensured he wasn't going anywhere -- his only other choice would be to not play in the NFL.
Despite being selected in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon is only credited with four NFL seasons, due to suspensions.
After missing two full seasons, Gordon returned last year to catch 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in five games. Gordon will be a restricted free agent in 2019.
If the 27-year-old remains on solid footing in Cleveland and recaptures some of his magical 1,646-yard, 9-TD 2013 season, the Browns could look to lock up Gordon before he hits the open market in 2020. There are a ton of ifs in that situation, however.