Jadeveon Clowney explains decision to return to Browns in 2022



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Jadeveon Clowney explains decision to return to Browns in 2022

Jadeveon Clowney says he wants to compete for a Super Bowl and that's the reason why he decided to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns Clowney didn't impress in his first year in Cleveland as he finished the 2020 season without a single sack.

Last year, Clowney reminded of the player that made three consecutive Pro Bowls between 2016 and 2018. In 2021, Clowney had nine sacks, 37 tackles, 18 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles. A few days ago, Clowney signed a one-year deal, worth $11 million with the Browns.

"I just want to chase that Super Bowl," Clowney said on the Browns' Best Podcast Available. "We had a great defense last year. We went out and got some more key players on offense and defense, and I feel like we've got a shot.

I know what I'm dealing with and I know who I got. I know what we can do together. I'm just hoping we can take that step forward and get where we need to get this season."

The Browns happy to have Clowney back

"He was very productive for us last season," Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said.

"He is very popular in this building, so having him in the meeting room and having him around the building, you felt his energy and the guys were excited that he was here." The Browns have a formidable pass rush duo in Clowney and Myles Garrett.

"On defense you're just like, 'Let's just go out there and do our job, rush that passer and just get to the quarterback,'" Clowney said, "because we are going to get plenty of opportunities this year with him at quarterback."

The Browns have made some huge signigns this offseason. After signing Amari Cooper, the Browns signed quarterback Deshaun Watson. "With the quarterback, you do want this to be a collaboration," Stefanski said of Watson.

"It's really all quarterbacks are different and you want to make sure you meet them where they are. Deshaun's very open-minded to trying different things he hasn't done. Similarly, we're very open-minded to putting in schemes that he has a lot of success in that we haven't done, for instance.

So it's an ongoing conversation, but just I would tell you, day in and day out with him, just spending time with him yesterday and today, he wants to certainly grow as a player. And he wants to try different concepts."