Baker Mayfield: It wouldn’t be fun to go against Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney

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The Browns set out to revamp their defense this offseason, bringing in several key free agents and draft picks. He may not be the best player the Browns acquired, but defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney is likely one of the most consequential.

The 2014 No. 1 overall pick is healthy after playing just eight games for the Titans last year. And now that he’s paired with 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett on Cleveland’s D-line, there’s plenty of potential for both to wreak havoc on opponents’ backfields.

That’s at least how Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sees it. At minicamp, Mayfield seemed glad he won’t have to line up against Garrett and Clowney once the season starts.

“I wouldn’t say it would be very fun to go up against them,” Mayfield said, via Jake Trotter of ESPN. “That duo creates a lot of stuff for a lot of other people on the back end. Obviously, we have a lot of guys who are very talented, so it is not just those two, but they do add a special dynamic when it comes down to offensive scheming, that you have to worry about those two guys.”

Garrett was leading the league in sacks and forced fumbles before missing two games when he contracted COVID-19 in 2020. But he still finished with 12.0 sacks last year, to give him 42.5 in four seasons. Clowney has 32.0 sacks in seven years, but did not have one last season. He had four tackles for loss and six QB hits in eight games with the Titans.

14 responses to “Baker Mayfield: It wouldn’t be fun to go against Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney

  1. I really like the Clowney signing. I think he will make a big impact on the Browns D. It’s Mayfield that will be preventing the Browns from doing great things

  2. Let’s make a prediction based on actual history. Clowney will play great in about 5 games. He will play with half effort in about five games. And he will not play at all in about seven games.

  3. If you go up against Myles you have a chance of being clubbed in the head with a helmet. Good call Baker!

  4. Clowney is a very good run stuffer who occasionally pressures the QB.
    7.5MM is about what he’s worth.

  5. ” It’s Mayfield that will be preventing” Rather have Mayfield than do-nothing Dak at QB. The Browns will be in the SUperbowl, the cowbums not so much.

  6. Clowney will have an added advantage playing alongside Garrett. Garrett will get the double teams, Clowney may have an EZ path to the QB.

  7. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick is healthy after playing just eight games for the Titans last year.

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    He’s always healthy this time of year… the excuses don’t start until the pads go on

  8. Garrett will get the double teams, Clowney may have an EZ path to the QB.

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    He had in-his-prime JJ Watt for a few years and it didn’t make that big of a difference.

  9. Browns in the Super Bowl. Ba ha ha. They will be lucky to go .500 this year with a really difficult schedule compared to the cupcake schedule they had last year

  10. howboutthemcowboys2020 says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm
    Browns in the Super Bowl. Ba ha ha. They will be lucky to go .500 this year with a really difficult schedule compared to the cupcake schedule they had last year
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    True…..no Cowboys on the schedule this year.

  11. The Browns still have not found an answer to Lamar Jackson. They should have hired Wade Phillips as a DC.

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