Jadeveon Clowney has played for three different franchises through seven years in the NFL. But even with all of that experience under his belt, the three-time Pro-Bowl defensive end has found something unprecedented in his first offseason with the Cleveland Browns.
Clowney is blown away by his fellow DE teammate Myles Garrett.
“It’s funny, I haven’t run into many guys like that in the National Football League yet. It took me eight years to get here to find another one like that, on defense, anyways,” Clowney told reporters on Wednesday, per Browns insider Marla Ridenour. “But it’s great. Knowing what type of guy I’m looking at, I know he’s going to ball and do his thing.”
This is a classic situation of "game recognize game" as both Clowney and Garrett were selected with the No. 1 overall pick in their respective draft classes -- Clowney in 2014 to the Houston Texans and Garrett three years later to the Browns.
With 74.5 sacks, 117 tackles for loss and five Pro-Bowl appearances between these two star defensive ends, they should be one of the most dynamic duos on the field in 2021.
From the looks of things though, that relationship is quickly blossoming off the field as well.
“When I got to talk to him, it was like we were just cool automatically," Clowney said, per Cleveland.com. "It wasn’t anything crazy. It was just a relationship that we were just building. It was like, ‘What is up, brother, let’s get this thing going.’”
After playing just eight games in 2020 and logging zero sacks, Clowney will look for a bounce-back year in Cleveland this coming season.