How would Jadeveon Clowney fit on the Saints roster?
Jadeveon Clowney wants to be a part of something great, and the Saints are on his list. How then would he fit onto the team’s roster?
Jadeveon Clowney has been a threat to opposing offenses since he joined the NFL with the Houston Texans. Now, the New Orleans Saints look to bring that threat to their roster to play alongside Cameron Jordan.
Clowney, a 2020 free agent, recently issued a statement saying that he would be willing to take less and wouldn’t mind playing for one of two teams — the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints. However, that has yet to truly been officially confirmed.
Jadeveon Clowney spent two seasons starting less than eleven games. After those two off-seasons though, Clowney took off totaling 24.5 sacks in the next three seasons along with six fumble recoveries.
He also totaled four forced fumbles, two touchdowns, and 53 tackles for a loss. These three seasons proved that Jadeveon Clowney had what it took to be an elite defensive pass rusher in the National Football League.
However, last season, Clowney started eleven games, but statistically speaking, Clowney had an off-year. He only found 3.0 sacks, seven tackles for a loss, 31 tackles, and thirteen hits on the quarterback.
For this reason, Clowney’s asking price is above what anyone is willing to pay for him. At this point in the free agency period, Clowney is now just wanting to sign with a team, and taking a lower pay would do that.
After being willing to do that, any contender would be willing to pay him. Clowney labeled the Saints as one of his teams. He would immediately come into the team and most likely take the place of Marcus Davenport.
Davenport would then have the opportunity to take a year and learn to become better — especially after his injury last season. Jadeveon Clowney would then play on the line opposite Cameron Jordan. That’s not to say Davenport wouldn’t get a solid share of the snaps.
This would be reminiscent of his days in Houston where he played opposite superstar J.J. Watt. The three seasons Clowney excelled was with Watt. Now, Jordan and Clowney could pull the same numbers this next season.