Browns Offered Jadeveon Clowney $12MM/Year?

Jadeveon Clowney recently rejected an offer from the Browns, one that is rumored to be the most lucrative of any he’s received thus far. Still, it sounds like it was a far cry from the type of coin that Clowney has become accustomed to. The Browns’ proposal was believed to be worth around $12MM per year in base salary, agents tell Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

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That’s the “word in the agent community,” per La Canfora. The full and true details of the offer are only known to Clowney’s representatives and those in the Browns’ front office. It’s also not immediately clear whether the Browns were offering a one-year deal or a multi-year arrangement. Either way, the Browns haven’t been totally turned off – they’re reportedly still interested.

When Clowney was traded from the Texans, he made the Seahawks promise not to use the franchise tag on him for a second consecutive season. The Seahawks probably wouldn’t have given him a 20% bump over his ’19 salary, but as JLC notes, a one-year, $18MM tether for 2020 would have been preferable to his current situation. So far, the Browns offer is apparently the best Clowney has been able to scare up, and the base compensation is about 25% less than Matthew Judon’s DE/LB hybrid tag for this year.

Clowney seems prepared to wait things out, even though most of the league’s dollars have dried up and many of his potential suitors have backed out. The Giants, Eagles, and Jets are putting their energy elsewhere, leaving the Browns and Titans as the likely frontrunners. Right now, Clowney seems unlikely to get anywhere near his original $20MM ask, unless the Ravens make a surprise pivot by trading Judon and signing the former No. 1 overall pick.

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10 comments on “Browns Offered Jadeveon Clowney $12MM/Year?

  1. afsooner02

    Dude should take a 1 year deal for 12 while he still can…then try again next year. (Assuming someone will give him a 1 year prove it deal…I assume they would).

  2. 1 year at $12MM isn’t unreasonable for Clowney. There were probably incentives that could add on to it, maybe max out at $16MM (around what the browns are about to pay Vernon for one more year). But I’m sure Clowney doesn’t want to have to work for that extra $3 million. Glad the browns lowballed this scrub.

  3. bigjonliljon

    He’s not very bright. I can’t see how he can get any more than that as teams cap space dwindle.

      • burrow_is_a_bust

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        • washington_bonercats

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  4. TradeBait

    Clowney is all hat and no cattle nowadays. He flashes and waves his arms and runs around like he is doing something. Then you look at the actual production at the end of a game and season and it is zippo in comparison to what he was paid. Maybe somebody will take a chance on him and it be worth it when he realizes teams are on to him and he will have to earn the contract.

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