New Orleans Saints Rumors: 3 reasons Jadeveon Clowney is a perfect fit

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Jadeveon Clowney news is heating up, and the New Orleans Saints are on an “all-out blitz” into acquiring the three-time Pro Bowler defensive end.

The New Orleans Saints are primed to have one of the best defenses in the NFL. That’s what fans would’ve told you yesterday. Hopefully, in a few days, we’ll be bragging about the team having potentially a top-three defense.

Why? Well because the Saints appear to be in the final stages of a deal with Jadeveon Clowney. Playing in Seattle last season, Clowney ended his rookie contract and wanted a huge deal. It didn’t happen, and it appears a one-year deal is in his future.

The Saints will have several strong reasons to sign him, and they’re an ideal destination for Clowney as well.

The team added Malcolm Jenkins and lost Vonn Bell, among other moves to strengthen their defense. They drafted linebacker Zack Baun as well. Clowney is the icing on the cake as all the units on the defense would be improved with his addition.

A three-time Pro Bowler who was once the No. 1 overall pick, Clowney was looking for $15 million. That’s not going to happen, but Nader Mirfiq is reporting the numbers are one-year, $10 million. If the Saints can make cap space, that could be a likely final figure.

We’ll have to see if Clowney will play for that or if Tennessee can get a more respectable offer on the table. Either way, Clowney to the Big Easy makes sense for both parties. Let’s dive into why that’s the case.