Cleveland Browns resolution No. 3: Re-sign a key player on offense and defense
While he has unfortunately missed the past couple of games, Jadeveon Clowney has been a solid contributor in 2021 for the Browns, and they should do everything they can to retain him. In 12 games this year, Clowney has 29 tackles and five sacks while also generating 24 quarterback pressures.
He’s also stout against the run, which is an underrated part of the job for a defensive end. In all, Clowney can be described as “disruptive” as he’s a player who constantly affects the offensive gameplan with his ability to generate pressure and bully the opposing offensive tackle.
Clowney signed a one-year deal this offseason and it would be a shame to lose him after that lone campaign. Pairing him up with Myles Garrett for another run would be a great idea going forward.
On offense, one player who needs to be re-signed is tight end David Njoku. The fifth-year tight end has 30 receptions for 436 yards and three touchdowns despite not being given nearly enough targets. He’s improved immensely as a blocker and has outperformed Austin Hooper, who is on a much larger contract.
It would be a shame to see Njoku leave, especially if the reasoning was the inflated contract given to Hooper. Njoku is one of the few guys on this roster that can win the jump ball and should be brought back in 2022.