Provide a consistent threat on the edge
The New Orleans Saints have had trouble with consistent edge play from anyone other than Cam Jordan. Whether it’s Marcus Davenport or any other Saint, the team just hasn’t found a consistent threat on the opposite side of Jordan.
Clowney, while sharing snaps with Davenport, could be that player. Traded to Seattle last season from Houston, Clowney has a highly disappointing season, securing just three sacks, his lowest total since his rookie season, in 11 starts.
He played in 13 games for the Seahawks. Getting into that new system was brutal for the top pick of the 2014 draft. However, New Orleans could provide a better situation with a dominant pass rusher already on the roster.
Outside of 2019 and 2014, Clowney had notched at least six sacks in seasons which he started at least ten games. He’s been solid throughout his career, and he deserves to be treated as a high-profile pass rusher.