Tight end Jordan Cameron appeared to be headed back to Cleveland on Thursday afternoon right up until the moment things took a sharp turn in Miami’s direction.
His reported two-year, $15 million deal with the Browns became a two-year, $15 million deal with the Dolphins instead in a change of course that feels like par for the course as the league seems to be specializing in curverballs and changes of heart this offseason. Cameron spoke to his new team’s website after reaching agreement on the deal and said that the presence of quarterback Ryan Tannehill helped sway him.
“He’s young, he’s willing to work and he puts the hours in. They were singing his praises today. It was definitely a big part of my decision,” Cameron said.
There were surely other reasons, the lack of state income tax and a warmer climate come to mind, but the certainty at quarterback in Miami has obvious appeal when compared to both the current Josh McCown/Johnny Manziel situation in Cleveland and the overall lack of direction at the position that Cameron has dealt with during his Browns career.