Two-time All-Pro pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney's stint with the Cleveland Browns did not go as planned. When the team signed him to a one-year contract last offseason, his signing was supposed to help Cleveland become a contender in the AFC.
Instead, the Browns finished the campaign with their 13th sub-.500 record in the last 14 seasons. Clowney is now slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and there'll be no shortage for a player who had 37 total tackles (11 for a loss), 9.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2021.
Here's a look at the three most likely Jadeveon Clowney free-agent destinations this offseason.
Jadeveon Clowney Free Agency
1. Cleveland Browns
At the end of the day, it makes sense for Clowney to stay with the Browns. On one hand, he had his best year since 2018 this season after failed stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. Secondly, Myles Garrett has made it abundantly clear over the last few weeks that he'd love for his teammate to come back, explicitly telling reports "I want him here." Clowney also spoke at the end of December about how he's willing to re-sign with the Browns, which is why it's likely he could be back in 2022.
2. Los Angeles Chargers
This season marked the Los Angeles Chargers' 10th time missing the playoffs in the last 12 years. While the offense was promising, it was the defense (27.0 PPG, T-No. 29) that led to their shortcomings. Pairing Clowney alongside Joey Bosa would instantly give the Chargers one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL, which would be even better if they can find a way to re-sign Uchenna Nwosu too. Garrett also said that Clowney likes warm weather and it doesn't get much hotter than the California sun.
3. Las Vegas Raiders
One of the teams that has pursued Clowney over the last two offseasons has been the Las Vegas Raiders. While it hasn't worked out so far, the Raiders could come calling again in a few months. Las Vegas' defense has been far from great this season and the team finished with the 13th-fewest sacks on the year. Assuming he can stay healthy again, Clowney would drastically improve their defense, especially with him being a threat to opposing QBs every time he's on the field. The Raiders are still fairly new to Las Vegas too, so a big name like Clowney would help bring fans to the game as well.
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