Dec 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight endJordan Cameron
(84) makes a diving catch during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Giants were highly criticized last year for not properly addressing the tight end position. They entered the 2014 season with Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, and Adrian Robinson on the roster. They all struggled fitting into the offense this year. Jordan Cameron would be the perfect tight end to bring in to provide some stability, depth and play making ability.
Cameron’s years with the Cleveland Browns were highlighted by an inconsistent offense. He broke out in his rookie year and thrived under Brian Hoyer. Once Hoyer got injured, Cameron’s numbers suffered. Most of that was due to the instability of Hoyer’s backup. With a more high-powered offense and a veteran quarterback, Cameron could really thrive and show his worth.
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Imagine Cameron in Ben McAdoo’s West Coast style offense. An offense that is known for quick short passes, especially to tight ends. Donnell managed to reap some of the benefits at some points, so that means Cameron can too. The difference is that Cameron would provide more versatility and explosiveness. Donnell showed that he has some talent, but he still has a lot to learn. The Giants can’t afford to wait for him.
Cameron struggled with a shoulder injury all year-long that lead to a big decline in his numbers. This hurts his free agency value, so he will be available at a cheap price. It won’t break the bank for the Giants’ already stingy cap situation.
If Hoyer managed to make Cameron produce big numbers, Eli Manning could make him a superstar. Cameron is flying under the radar this offseason, so the Giants may be able to sign him for a cap friendly price. Most teams are throwing money at top-tier tight ends like Julius Thomas. That leaves an opportunity for the Giants can swoop in and grab the diamond in the rough that Cameron truly is.