Gordon posted on Twitter around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday that he was looking forward to watching Monday night's game between the Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
He added the hashtag "starttheguy."
Gordon doesn't specifically state that he is talking about Manziel, but there are few other positions on the Browns that would warrant that comment.
Gordon and Manziel developed a friendship last season. They were together outside the facility frequently, and in January after Manziel's rookie season, Gordon and Manziel took a trip to Aspen, Colorado, with other friends.
Gordon later was suspended for the entire season for violating the league's substance abuse policy (he had been suspended the first 10 games of the '14 season). Manziel entered 10 weeks of treatment at the Caron Center outside Reading, Pennsylvania.
The Browns are not allowed to have contact with Gordon while he's suspended. If they're paying attention, it's hard to imagine they are thrilled with Gordon posting this on Twitter.
Then again, Gordon showed a humorous side and was a good sport about the situation. After the story was posted on ESPN.com, he put this on Twitter:
Relax Pat it's just a tweet.. https://t.co/ddLr47UVL3— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) November 28, 2015
Can't even sneeze too loud these days geez lol.. Kinda cool tho..— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) November 28, 2015