It’s hard to believe, but Jadeveon Clowney is still a free agent. The former Seattle Seahawk continues to be on the open market as the calendar gets ready to flip to June. There are a plethora of reasons why Clowney remains unsigned, but it has not been for the lack of offers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Cleveland Browns were the most aggressive team trying to sign him, but apparently Clowney balked at the offer and was hesitant to accept it from Cleveland.
The former No. 1 draft pick is one of the last big names still on the market. His sack numbers were down in 2019, with only three, but Clowney was still very productive on a Seattle team that made it to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
After spending the first five seasons of his career with the Houston Texans, Clowney was traded to Seattle for his contract season. He played well, so it is questionable why he is still available. It could come down to his pickiness about where he wants to play next.
It seems like signing with Cleveland would be a pretty good option for Clowney. So why would he balk at an offer from them, especially if it was the best one he has yet to receive? Clowney would have joined Myles Garrett to form a pretty lethal defensive line in Cleveland.