“Yeah, I’m uh take my talents to _ and play for the _” – Jadeveon Clowney. While I hesitate to bring back bad memories to the LeBron James leaving days in 2010, this news reminded me of it.
Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney said to the media that he is…
“Ninety-five percent sure I won’t be back,” Clowney told cleveland.com on Thursday. “But there’s still that 5 percent. You never know what can happen.”
cleveland.com said Clowney, who missed four games this season because of an ankle injury and concussion, said he’ll likely be gone because he doesn’t think the Browns put him in the best positions to excel.
Congratulations, Jadeveon. You had a whopping two sacks the entire season as a member of the Browns and were very much unproductive for this team that desperately needed your assistance.
For this season, Jadeveon Clowney signed a 1 year, $10,000,000 contract with the Browns, including an $8,000,000 signing bonus, $9,250,000 guaranteed. Clowney ended up missing four games on the year due to said injuries he sustained.
Clowney has had good seasons where he had nine sacks such as 2017 (Texans 9.5), 2018 (Texans 9.0) and 2021 (9.0 with the Browns). Thus, it’s not like there haven’t been good years in the past for this end.
However, Clowney turns 30 years old in February and that’s when everything really starts to wind down for a football player. Thus, it’s understandable that he wants to be in the best place possible to win and for him to have success in the coming years. That’s what will be most important this offseason and he himself has claimed that it looks like it’s not going to be in Cleveland.
Will the Browns be missing out if he leaves this offseason?
No, it doesn’t appear as if the team suffers without him out there and that would remain the case in the future especially with DE Myles Garrett out there still for many years to come.
The Browns are currently 7-9 as the season winds down and it’s clear that this is yet again going to be another year where the team doesn’t even make it to the playoffs. But to have a player literally call out the organization and the way it’s run as a means not to come back and go somewhere else is alarming.
Let’s see what the team can do against the 8-8 Steelers this final week of the year in Pittsburgh. It’s always an intense matchup when those two rivals get together and battle it out.
Jadeveon, regardless of what you choose. Well, thanks for nothing this season.
Update: The #Browns have sent Jadeveon Clowney home and he will not practice today. Status for Sunday unclear.