On Wednesday afternoon, Jadeveon Clowney officially signed with a new team after playing the 2020 season with the Tennessee Titans.
The former No. 1 overall pick inked an $8 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, that could pay him up to $10 million.
Not long after signing his new deal, Clowney sent a message to Browns fans. “Yo, it’s your boy Jadeveon Clowney. Shout out to the Dawg Pound, man. Let’s get it going!” he said.
After taking a few hours to get adjusted to with his new team, reporters asked Clowney why he decided to sign with the Browns.
“They win,” he said.
Clowney on what made the #Browns so appealing: "They win."
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 14, 2021
That has to be a nice thing for Browns fans – and the Browns organization – to hear following years of being an irrelevant teams.
Cleveland found immediate success under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, who led the team to an 11-5 record. The Browns torched divisional rival Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs before falling just short against the Kansas City Chiefs.
For Cleveland fans, though, it was just nice to see the team finally find a playoff win. With that comes interest from free agents like Clowney.
The Browns have signed a number of high-quality free agents including John Johnson, Troy Hill and now Clowney.
The team should be well-positioned to make another strong run at the playoffs and potentially the AFC North title.