The Cleveland Browns have agreed on for new 1-year contract extension ahead of the 2022 season with Jadeveon Clowney. The 29-year old had one of the best seasons of his NFL career, last year for the Browns and will want to replicate that.
According to NFL analyst, Ian Rapoport Clowney had his heart set on playing for the Browns, which saw him reject offers from other franchises. In his new deal with the Browns, the veteran defensive end will earn a maximum of $11m for the upcoming season.
Jadeveon Clowney’s arrival has put further question marks on Baker Mayfield’s future at the Browns
Clowney finished with nine sacks and two forced fumbles for the Browns last season. Browns, Clowney became one half of a formidable edge-rushing duo with Myles Garrett recording nine sacks, 37 tackles (11 for loss) and two forced fumbles in 14 games.
According to various sources, it was Clowney who had recommended the Browns to go after the signing of troubled quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The duo partnered a long time back for the Houston Texans, who drafted Clowney as their No.1 overall pick during the 2014 NFL draft. According to Brad Stainbrook, the news correspondent for the Browns, claimed that Jadeveon Clowney’s arrival at the franchise might all but close the Baker Mayfield situation once and for all.
However, there has been no evidence of this being the case, since the defensive end played with Mayfield last season and seemed to gel extremely well on the pitch.