The Cleveland Browns are reportedly making a push to bring free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney back to Cleveland to help bolster the defensive line.
Last season, Clowney recorded nine sacks, 11 tackles for a loss, and 19 quarterback hits in 14 games for the Browns — his first season with the team. This was one of Clowney’s best statistical campaigns and his best since his time in Houston came to an end in 2018.
If it was ever a question before last season began whether or not the former No. 1 overall pick from South Carolina would benefit from Myles Garrett on the opposite side of the defensive line as him, it’s quite clear that it freed up Clowney in a major way.
Last season, Clowney didn’t sign with the Browns until April 14th. Browns fans can likely expect a similar time frame as he and his camp weigh all of his options as Clowney always tends to take his time in free agency.
The Browns made a contract offer to him in mid-March, according to multiple reports. The team is still awaiting a decision.
It would be hard to imagine Clowney signing elsewhere for similar money. The only scenario where he would pick a different team would likely be for a substantial amount of money that the Browns are not willing to give.
Myles Garrett has tried to convince Clowney to stay put in Cleveland, but ultimately the decision is in Jadeveon’s hands.
Jadeveon Clowney has it made in Cleveland. He would be able to run it back with his partner in crime Garrett and have his former teammate Deshaun Watson leading the attack on offense.