3 Best Remaining Jadeveon Clowney Free-Agent Destinations

Larry Rupp
Three of the best remaining free agent destinations for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Three of the best remaining free agent destinations for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Creating a powerful pass rushing unit has proven to be a key to success in the NFL over the years. However, free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned despite racking up 9.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles with the Cleveland Browns in 2021. He remains a trusted starter.

A number of NFL teams should be looking to add to the defensive line prior to the upcoming draft at the end of April. Where Clowney ultimately lands will likely come down to the money involved. Let's take a look at three of the best remaining free-agent destinations for the eight-year pro.

Jadeveon Clowney Free Agency

1. Cleveland Browns

The trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson changes everything in Cleveland. It is clear that the Browns are all-in on their goal of winning a Super Bowl and bringing Clowney back to bolster the defensive line certainly seems like a viable option. Clowney enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in 2021 and was the only player on the team besides Myles Garrett to post more than 3.0 sacks to go along with 30 quarterback pressures. The AFC North is full of talent and re-signing a former first-round pick to a multi-year deal would send a message that Cleveland is not messing around.

2. Denver Broncos

Another team that has proven they are no longer looking to be in a rebuilding period is the Denver Broncos. The acquisition of quarterback Russell Wilson puts the team in reach of a playoff spot, but Clowney could really take this unit over the top. Clowney, Bradley Chubb and Randy Gregory would be a nightmare for opposing offensive lines, and Clowney is versatile enough to lineup on the interior pretty frequently. Plus, he could be used as a rotational pass-rusher on the EDGE, which could keep the oft-injured Clowney fresh.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

At this point in his career, it's possible that Clowney is willing to take a pay cut to join a legitimate Super Bowl contender. If that is the case, Kansas City sticks out as a realistic landing spot. Yes, both Frank Clark and Chris Jones made the Pro Bowl last season. Having depth on the D-Line is never a bad idea, though. Keeping all three veterans fresh in a rotation gives the Chiefs an opportunity to get to the QB on every snap. It's worth noting that Kansas City is coming off a season in which it finished with the fourth-fewest sacks in the NFL (34.0). Don't sleep on the Chiefs just yet.

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