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Trade: Josh Gordon to San Francisco 49ers for conditional draft pick obtained from Kansas City Chiefs
Of all the deals on this list, this one is by far the most likely to happen.
As Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports, the Browns and 49ers have had some discussion about a Gordon trade, with the Browns reportedly asking for a second-round pick in return.
The 49ers are believed to have balked at that asking price, partly because of Gordon's checkered past and partly because Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree are both progressing well in their recovery from injuries.
However, there's no questioning that the San Francisco offense has struggled without a vertical threat to stretch defenses. It hasn't hurt the team that badly yet, but the 3-2 49ers don't have a lot of margin for error in the NFC West.
Meanwhile, with the Chiefs at 5-0, it's looking like they'll get to eight wins, which would escalate the pick the 49ers receive next year as part of the Alex Smith trade from the third round to the second.
The 49ers gamble on a talented but troubled young player. The Browns gamble that the Chiefs don't faceplant and finish below .500.
In the end, if the Browns are really serious about dealing Gordon, this is the trade that offers both teams the best chance of "winning."