Tennessee Titans & Seattle Seahawks shouldn’t be worried about Cleveland Browns competition for Jadeveon Clowney
By Will Lomas
Does signing Clowney now hurt the Browns in the future?
Let’s say everything works out well for the Browns next year. In this scenario Baker Mayfield takes the step forward this year that he was supposed to make last year, while Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and David Njoku (who is probably better than Austin Hooper) form a great receiving trio.
Nick Chubb dominates on the ground behind an offensive line that overachieves while the defense masks the weakness at linebacker through good coverage and a pass rush from Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney.
In this ideal scenario, you now have a QB coming off of the best year of his career and in a position to negotiate a new contract as well as these free agents: Myles Garrett, David Njoku, Larry Ogunjobi, and Taywan Taylor.
Ok the last one was a joke, but still, those are three key pieces of the Browns team and it is going to be very expensive to pay them all and Baker Mayfield with only about $50 million after paying Clowney
Are the Browns comfortable with giving Clowney a deal that jeopardizes signing those guys and/or making moves to improve the offensive line in 2021?
These are the long term questions that the Browns have to be thinking as they consider a deal for Clowney.