Malik Jackson: If Jadeveon Clowney wants to hop on board with Browns, come on board

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The Browns added veteran Malik Jackson on a one-year deal to help upgrade their defensive line.

They could also sign Jadeveon Clowney for that same purpose, having brought in the defensive end for a visit earlier this month.

But on Wednesday, Jackson said he doesn’t feel like he needs to sell Clowney on coming to Cleveland, which made the playoffs for the first time since 2002 last season.

“It’s one of those things that the team speaks for itself and what we’re trying to build speaks for itself,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “If you want to hop on board, come hop on board. I understand the free agency market isn’t probably what he wants, but things are bigger than monetary value and you get a chance to be on a good team and set yourself up in the future.”

Jackson also wasn’t shy about terming the Browns a Super Bowl contender. It’s a statement that might seem farfetched to attach to Cleveland, but the club was one of the final eight teams alive in the playoffs and gave Kansas City all it could handle.

“If you’re not saying your team’s going to the Super Bowl, then you’re wrong,” Jackson said. “You have to have those expectations that you want to meet.”

With the Browns finishing 11-5 last season in their first year under head coach Kevin Stefanski, the bar has been raised. After spending a pair of years in Philadelphia, Jackson is looking forward to being in Cleveland in 2021.

“I’m excited to be able to help turn a culture around that’s already been turned around and be able to say I helped that team go even further than they did before,” he said. “That’s what I’m excited about, just trying to etch this team in history.”

12 responses to “Malik Jackson: If Jadeveon Clowney wants to hop on board with Browns, come on board

  1. Note how a lot of the self-important players all converge to certain kinds of teams.

    Clowney or Jackson were never on NEs FA radar example. These are players that picks teams based on highest price as opposed to fit or wanting to be part of a well run organization.

  2. NFL teams should be over Clowney already. Never seen a guy make so much milage on hype and little production. He likes to get on board late in the offseason because he doesnt love to work and grind. Then he always ends up injured and collecting checks. And some team will fall for it again.

  3. Jackson, the king of the after whistle penalty and jumping offside on an obvious hard count on 4th and inches? I’m sure his recruiting and GM skills are top shelf

  4. montrealraider says:
    March 31, 2021 at 12:48 pm
    NFL teams should be over Clowney already. Never seen a guy make so much milage on hype and little production. He likes to get on board late in the offseason because he doesnt love to work and grind. Then he always ends up injured and collecting checks. And some team will fall for it again.

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    I am not even sure how he keeps getting signed. Selfish, middling player. Always was.

  5. Who knows what would’ve happened if the bonehead receiver for the Browns didn’t fumble and cause a touchback

  6. Clowney or Jackson were never on NEs FA radar example. These are players that picks teams based on highest price as opposed to fit or wanting to be part of a well run organization.

    Bro, sorry to inform you but that New England thing that was Tom Brady is gone. Players put up with Bill because of Tom, well he’s gone now so the Pats are what we thought they were! All Tom Brady! The Pats spent $316M this offseason on a bunch of pieces and not one game-changer and still don’t have a QB, kind of shoots a hole in your argument! But good luck with that!

  7. Clowney is the Sam Braford of DE/LB’s in the NFL. Another of many first round draft pick busts that continue to pilfer salary cap space, for some reason dimwit GMs/Owners/Coaches must keep watching that, made a multi-million dollar career, lucky one play and sign him to high dollars contracts later to find out he made of glass and not a good pass rusher.

  8. My guess is there’s probably about a $10M difference between what Clowney wants and what any team is willing to give for a guy who misses half the year and only tries on about half the plays when he is in the game.

  9. The days of NFL teams not picking a quarterback first overall appears to be long gone, probably because what some teams are paying their “franchise” quarterback.

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