At his introductory press convention, new Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney explained why he chose his new group.
CLEVELAND — One particular year soon after passing on signing with the Cleveland Browns, Jadeveon Clowney was willing to give them a 2nd likelihood.
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Why? For Clowney, who agreed to a just one-12 months offer with the Browns on Wednesday, the reasoning was easy.
“They winning. They are a great team. They’re surely a winning staff,” Clowney said at his introductory push meeting. “They won 12 game titles previous year, ideal? More than what my workforce I performed for gained previous 12 months.”
Although the 3-time Pro Bowl choice was laughing as he answered, there was some obvious real truth in his sentiment. One yr ago, the Browns have been a franchise in flux, possessing just employed their second head coach in as numerous a long time following amassing a disappointing 6-10 file in 2019. Now, Cleveland finds itself one of the league’s trendiest groups, submitting an 11-5 typical-season record just before winning its very first playoff game considering the fact that 1994 with a acquire in excess of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card spherical.
That is not to say, however, that Clowney’s conclusion was as uncomplicated as the Browns having a superior report than the Tennessee Titans did final season.
For one particular, Clowney’s lone period with the Titans was a hard one particular, as he appeared in just eight online games ahead of suffering a time-ending meniscus injury. Given that his most recent Professional Bowl year in 2018, the No. 1 decide has amassed just 3.5 sacks — every single of which came in 2019 when he was actively playing for the Seattle Seahawks.
Clowney’s current production — of deficiency thereof — had an obvious impact on his no cost company marketplace, as his deal with the Browns marks his next consecutive one-calendar year deal. In Cleveland, the 28-year-aged South Carolina solution is wanting to rejuvenate his when-promising career although playing along with one particular of the league’s premier move-rushers in Myles Garrett.
Aspect in that Clowney’s new agent was additional open to signing with the Browns than his preceding a single was and in the finish, it was really hard for him to uncover a improved healthy.
“I get to engage in with other excellent gamers beside me,” Clowney claimed. “That was mainly it: who I can perform with and who can help me get to further more on in my job.”