A highly-touted prospect coming out of South Carolina, Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
His rookie season he played just four games, starting two. Even his second season, the outside linebacker recorded just 4.5 sacks. His third season, Clowney transitioned to more of a defensive end role, notching 6 sacks and his first Pro Bowl appearance.
He’d go on to record three Pro Bowl appearances, ending his stint in Houston after the 2018 season. He played the 2019 season with the Seahawks, recording just three sacks and four forced fumbles in 13 games, 11 starts.
Clowney hasn’t been signed because he’s either A) asking for a sizable long-term deal or B) asking for too much for a one-year deal. The Saints would be interested in the latter, but the two sides have clearly not come to any conclusion.
If there is mutual interest, the money is there, and it’d be more on who caves first. With Marcus Davenport and Cam Jordan up front, a workout may show just what Clowney is capable of, something he didn’t exactly do last season.