Report: Jadeveon Clowney turned down big offer from Browns

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Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney apparently doesn’t want to go to Cleveland.

The Browns made an aggressive offer to Clowney, who balked at going to Cleveland, Adam Schefter said today on ESPN Radio in Cleveland.

According to Schefter, the offer the Browns made was clearly the best Clowney has received, but he didn’t bite.

Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said last month that Clowney is a good player and he’s always looking to add good players, but otherwise the Browns haven’t said anything about their level of interest.

The problem, however, appears to be Clowney’s level of interest. He’s recovering from surgery on a core muscle and may not have many suitors right now, but he appears content to wait to see if someone else comes along, someone more appealing than the Browns.

66 responses to “Report: Jadeveon Clowney turned down big offer from Browns

  1. After the draft, players typically lose leverage. Clowney is misplaying his hand if this report is true.

  2. lf the whole world moved to their favorite vacation spots, then the world would live in Hawaii and ltaly and Cleveland

  3. As a Browns fan I’d rather have Everson Griffen on a 2 or 3 year deal. Clowney is a great athlete but let’s face it he’s underachieved and been injury prone.

  4. Seahawks have the inside track on getting him at a reduced rate for one year, allowing other teams to assess his long term viability.

  5. I think Jadeveon Clowney know he has a heath issue he has to deal with. His playing career may be limited. I think at this point he wants to play for a winner, that he believes get him a chance at the playoffs and potentially to the Super Bowl.

  6. Cant blame The guy for wanting to win Cleveland had a long Time and plenty excuses to be a good franchise all them top picks, all the money spent all the GM’s and coaches hired and still not mediocre

  7. I don’t know…I’m not a fan of his. Besides the injury concerns, has he really been consistently dominant? I see flashes but not consistency.

  8. Money isnt everything….when you already HAVE it…..hes made about 35 mill pre tax in nfl….so he can say thanks but no thanks to the Browns…id take less to go to the right team , fun team, or good team. Browns are a depressing team.

  9. alonestartexan says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Clowney will end up in Tennessee, Baltimore, or Philly.

    He wants to win.
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    Then why would he sign with the one hit wonder Titans?

  10. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense? If it wasn’t about money wouldn’t he just stay in Seattle or take the Titans offer? Not a lot of big contenders with the cap space to give him both worlds?

  11. Maybe it’s Cleveland, maybe it’s just the money. It only said that the offer was the best he had received. If he wants more than what CLE offered, then why take it?

  12. I’m assuming he is looking for a long term contract which I don’t think the Browns are in a position to give him. They have to pay Myles Garrett soon.

  13. That meme where the dog is sitting in the flames of a burning house saying “This is fine”. That’s Browns fans.

  14. People are really dissing the Browns but they have a lot pieces in place. With decent coaching, they are going to be scary.

  15. Hmmm could it be perhaps his agent saying this to mr Shefter? It is his job after all to drum up interest for his client and it might reflect poorly if in the end his client has to take much less than the original 20 or so million he was holding out for.

  16. alonestartexan says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Clowney will end up in Tennessee, Baltimore, or Philly.

    He wants to win.
    ————————–
    ok, Baltimore, sure, ill give you that. But calling Tennessee or Philly winners more than Seattle, a yearly playoff team, is outrageous

  17. LibsAreSlowAndWeak says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Then why would he sign with the one hit wonder Titans?
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    Says someone that clearly doesn’t know anything about them or their roster. The Titans will be a playoff contender for the next 4-5 years minimum because of their young and talented defense and Henry.

  18. florioforpresident says:
    May 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm
    People are really dissing the Browns but they have a lot pieces in place. With decent coaching, they are going to be scary.
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    They’ve had “the pieces in place” for years, same sad results.

  19. Damaged goods. Pay a lot, get a little from a player whose career comprises one good tackle in college and countless replays on the Mickey Mouse Sports Network.

  20. Having played in and apparently loving Seattle I think he knows where he will go unless some amazing cannot-turn-it-down offer shows up…and the Seahawks are being cool by letting him take all the time he needs to find that offer with the door open for his return at their rate if he wants.

    Coming from Houston to Seattle he got a good view of the different types of cultures and has clearly decided Seattle is his type.

    It seemed like Philly could step up and offer him a multi-year deal and taken but unless something amazing happens he will probably end up back in Seattle with people he likes and an organization he respects.

    Seattle has played this well and been respectful while valuing the team as a whole first at the same time.

    On a personal level he wants more money but on a higher-level that’s the kind of organization you want to play for.

    All about winning.

  21. He may regret this. He’ll probably have to sign for a lot less than what Cleveland offered him and he’ll wish he had taken their offer. However, he may be using that offer to try to get leverage on another team. Something tells me teams simply are not going to pay him what he thinks he’s worth.

  22. “…he appears content to wait to see if someone else comes along, someone more appealing than the Browns.”

    In other words, he’s limiting himself to only 31 other possibilities…

  23. He’s going back to Seattle. No one wants to play for Cleveland, and if they do, they want out after like a year.

  24. There are two sides to this coin:

    As a competitor, it makes absolute sense to want to be able to go to a team that gives you the best shot at a title. But wouldn’t you also want the chance to show other squads you have what it takes to even elevate Cleveland of all teams to a new level?

    Sometimes it isn’t about the money, but turning down the opportunity to get paid big AND show other teams you have what it takes to help them in their goal? Not exactly wise.

  25. Come sign with the Cards. They will give you a one year contract to compete for a chance at the SB as well as showcase yourself for a big payday. Playing opposite of Chandler Jones will guarantee you a career year.

  26. As a Ravens fan I hope it doesn’t happen, they will have the best d line in the league behind San Francisco and maybe Washington if Chase Young looks like a #2 pick.

  27. maybe he don’t wanna play for my team, I wouldn’t blame him but I don’t think that’s the reason. Until the numbers come out I’m going with logic and assuming the highest offer is still not close to what he expects. I’d be goin after Everson if anyone, an least he can hit a qb.

  28. alonestartexan says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    Clowney will end up in Tennessee, Baltimore, or Philly. He wants to win.
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    Could be wrong but I doubt the Ravens; while they are not in the proverbial cap hell, they don’t have enough cap space for this big a contract without making significant roster adjustments, which I don’t think they would do. I can see them signing a lower tier, situational edge player at much lower cost.

  29. Clowney is a situational pass rusher who has durability issues and he’s getting picky, good luck with that big pay day! It’s not coming from the Ravens, Titans so unless he’s planning on going back to the Hawks which I don’t believe they’ll break the bank for him or they would have done it already. Probably sign a 1 year deal with Hawks hoping for a reboot in 2021!

  30. Not worth the money this guy is alway injured Clown agent must be scratching his head

  31. bobthebob12 says:
    May 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    alonestartexan says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Clowney will end up in Tennessee, Baltimore, or Philly.

    He wants to win.
    ————————–
    ok, Baltimore, sure, ill give you that. But calling Tennessee or Philly winners more than Seattle, a yearly playoff team, is outrageous
    ___________

    No one considers Seattle a contender anymore. Tennessee and Philly are still trending upward. Russell Wilson is the only QB in NFL history to literally throw away a SB title. Talented as all hell, sure. Still the biggest blunder in league history, by far. They didn’t recover from that.

  32. Perhaps the most over-rated player in the NFL.

    For his first 5-6 seasons he played on same line as J.J. Watt when Watt was in his prime and getting triple teamed…still Clowney only showed up “once in a while”.

    If Clowney was a “5th round draft pick” instead of the 1st pick in the first round he’d be viewed as he truly is…about a 5th round draft pick talent level.

    Clowney makes an amazing play now and then…but there’s always too much distance/time between the “now” and the “then”. This is the NFL…not college where even in the SEC 80% of the players aren’t going to make it to the NFL.

    In the NFL, every player makes an amazing play now and then.

    Given his injury history, his true ability (or lack thereof)….no more than 2 or 3 year deal, in the $7M/per range with incentives, and 50% guaranteed if 2 yr, 30% if 3.

    End of the day…when Clowney was a Texan he was asking for ~$80M guaranteed (and asked Seattle for the same).

    Houston got a 3rd pick in THIS past draft and a nice young player in OLB/DE Jacob Martin.

    It appears that Seattle won’t get any type of compensatory pick – NEXT year – for losing Clowney.

    Bill O’Brien got the Clowney situation correct, got rid of him a year early instead of a year late, and swindled Seattle.

  33. covid19 says:
    May 27, 2020 at 6:03 pm
    Cleveland has all the makings of an up and comer.

    *******************************************************************************

    Cleveland’s had all the makings of an up and comer for the past 15 years.

  34. He declined to play for the Browns organization, not necessarily a reflection on the great city of Cleveland.

  35. Nothing new he turned down Houston (quit playing) and got traded to Seahawks. If Seahawks truly liked what they had gotten he would not have left. His ego is bigger than his production for the amount of money he is wanting. To me he is one of those once paid, okay mission accomplished now its time to relax and most NFL clubs see that. He actually did Cleveland a favor.

  36. No one considers Seattle a contender anymore.
    ________________

    First sentence and we can disregard your opinion.

    Seattle was two inches from the #1 seed in the NFC last year. Two inches from sweeping San Fransisco… With Marshawn Lynch running the ball no less!

    Russell was everything for Seattle last year after all the injuries and as long as he is QB Seattle will always be a contender.

  37. If Clowney didn’t want to go to Cleveland because of the organization, I get it. I’m a Browns fan and I’m tremendously frustrated by what the team has been since ’99. We’ve had 20 years of awful, clueless ownership. Haslam is easily the worst owner in sports, and the Lerner family before him was about the same.

    The Browns have the pieces right now to be good, and I’m excited. BUT…how long with it be before Haslam fires everyone again and gives a meaningless speech about “doing things right” or whatever?

    With the right ownership Cleveland could easily be an organization that players wanted to play for. As it stands, we have a clueless fool steering the ship who hasn’t proven capable of being a leader and a good owner. The NFL should remove him. He’s a disgrace.

  38. Ok at this point I think this whole Clowney thing is just ridiculous. For one it really doesn’t matter what team gives you the contract if its close to your amount, since its like may if I was Clowney I would end this whole circus and just accept the deal and then leave after a year or two if I don’t like it there.

  39. Sometimes it isn’t just about the money. We are talking about The Browns on their 26th QB since the turn of the century.

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