Will the Browns or Seahawks get Jadeveon Clowney?
Jadeveon Clowney is an extremely high-profile player. He was a superstar in college at South Carolina. That led to the pass rusher getting selected first overall by the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft.
From there, Clowney went on to have some strong seasons. That included 9.5 sacks in 2017 and nine sacks in 2018.
However, that marked the end of his time with the Texans. Clowney was traded to the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the 2019 season.
Although 2019 didn’t see his best sack numbers (3), Clowney managed a career-high four forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns. He also had his first career interception.
So there were some pretty obvious positives. Despite that, he’s still a free agent at the moment. Two teams that could be linked to him, however, are the Cleveland Browns and his 2019 team, the Seahawks.
If it does indeed come down to those two teams, who will end up getting Clowney’s services?
One reason for Clowney still being available might be the money. He was reportedly asking for a ton of money. However, it appears the asking price has gone down a little bit.
With it, you should expect the interest to really ramp up soon enough.
However, if it comes between the Browns and the Seahawks, there’s one team with an advantage. That would be Seattle.
Cleveland absolutely has a lot going for them. They have a very talented roster and are clearly trying to make a push to go on a deep playoff run.
Seattle also has a talented roster, though. And they aren’t just hoping to get a playoff run; they do it every year.
That included 2019. Although they lost in the Wild Card round, they did still make it to the postseason. And that’s something they tend to do every year, make the playoffs.
That’s something that should be taken into consideration for Clowney.
It’s not even the most important point, though. Clowney already knows he has a role with the Seahawks. He knows how he fits in with them.
And yes, you could argue that, when it comes to sacks, Clowney had a career-worst season. However, as already mentioned, he had career-highs in a number of other categories. He had a chance to be a playmaker and took to it pretty nicely.
Cleveland would present an unknown for him. And when you know you can succeed with a team, why wouldn’t you want to return? Especially considering that team itself will compete for a Super Bowl.
Clowney’s role and success with the Browns is unknown. They are a team that still can’t seem to find the playoffs either. Yes, they’ve been able to convince a lot of good players, but it hasn’t seemed to work for them just yet.
Due to that, the Seahawks have the advantage. And keeping Clowney could be big for their future success.