Could the Cleveland Browns have two former No. 1 overall picks as their starting defensive ends this season?
On Wednesday, multiple reports confirmed that the Browns were hosting free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney for a free agent visit. Cleveland was reportedly interested in Clowney last year — possibly on a 1-year, $15 million deal — before re-working the contract of DE Olivier Vernon instead. Clowney ultimately landed a 1-year, $13 million deal with the Titans. GM Andrew Berry’s interest is there in some capacity.
While a signing could come of this at some point, the thinking is that the #Browns pursued Clowney last year, but never really got to sit down with him face-to-face. That happens now, and we’ll see if they get together on a deal. https://t.co/oQi22gAfVr— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2021
Although Clowney left Cleveland without signing, that doesn’t mean the team won’t offer him a deal. Signing Clowney would likely utilize the remainder of the team’s available cap space for the 2021 season, and the team would no doubt want to make sure his knee is holding up well. He only played in 8 games with the Titans last season before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury, finishing the season with 0 sacks. While Clowney has never lived up to the hype of being a No. 1 overall pick, he has still proven to be a disrupter.