New Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett could compete for the most impressive shirtless photo of the offseason.
The Cleveland Browns will have two Pro Bowlers coming off the edge in 2021. One of them, Myles Garrett, is reaching the peak of his powers.
The other, Jadeveon Clowney, is doing everything he can to prove he’s still in dominating shape.
If you doubted that, check out a photo posted by Clowney’s training facility on Instagram.
That’s Clowney on the left and Garrett on the rigft, for reference. If the two competed for who has the most impressive physique, it would be a tough vote.
The Browns have high hopes for Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett
Cleveland signed the veteran defensive end to a one-year, $10 million deal in April. That move is a bit of a gamble since Clowney is coming off a couple of injury-troubled seasons.
When the Seattle Seahawks traded for the three-time Pro Bowler ahead of the 2019 season, he was still considered one of the brighter pass rushers in the league with 24.5 sacks and 53 tackles for loss from 2016-18. His production faltered somewhat in Seattle, but he still started 11 games with three sacks, seven tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and an interception.
The downturn continued in 2020 when Clowney rejected an offer from the Seahawks and signed with the Titans. While limited to just eight games, he didn’t log a sack all season.
The rough season dropped his value significantly. However, if he’s able to keep his body free from injury, he sure looks like someone who can still have an impact on defense.
It’ll help to have someone like Garrett, who has had three consecutive double-digit sack seasons, on the other side of the Browns’ defense attracting the attention of the offense.