Reports are slowly coming out, starting with Jason La Canfora, that the Cleveland Browns may be open to trading Jordan Cameron. Hopefully the above picture, with Cameron making a T, doesn’t stand for trade. Cameron leads the Browns with 49 receptions, 17 more then other possible trade candidate Josh Gordon. Cameron still leads the team in receiving yards, only 14 more then Gordon, and has the lead in TDs, doubling Gordon’s 3 with his 6. Cameron has been a perfect fit in the Norv Turner offense and provides a solid seam threat for whoever is the starting quarterback. So why would the Browns be open to trading him?
Anybody Can Star at TE for Turner
It is possible that the coaching staff believes they can make a star out of any athletic tight end so moving Cameron had the height of his production could be worth it. The Browns could believe they could find a similar fit late in the draft and bring in a high draft pick, possibly a 1st or 2nd, for their current starter.
For the Browns to look to trade a young player, on a cheap contract with the production he has, attitude issues could play a role. There have been no reports of such out of Cleveland, so we are not suggesting there are issues. Instead we are suggesting that moving Cameron at this time could be due to issues we have not seen.
This front office seems to be willing to move almost anybody in an effort to bring in a Franchise QB. If they are blown away with an offer for Cameron then a deal might be possible. In a league where teams try to mimic offenses that are successful, tight ends are becoming more valuable. The Patriots and Saints have offenses centered on 2 very talented tight ends. Could these offenses give another team the desire to move a 1st and a player or a 1st and a 3rd for Cameron?
Obviously each of these possible reasons are unlikely. For the Browns to move a player with a small contract, young, healthy and highly productive with 3 QBs would require a highly unlikely situation.