Jadeveon Clowney 2023 NFL Team Odds: Ex-No. 1 Overall Pick Now Available

The Browns have cut pass-rusher and former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.


Many of the NFL’s top free agents are off the board with the new league year opening on Wednesday (March 16), but there are still good players available and probably now at a bit of a discount after they weren’t snapped up in the early feeding frenzy.

What makes Jadeveon Clowney perhaps different from all the other guys still out there? He’s the only former No. 1 overall pick available. For obvious reasons, those guys don’t hit the market too often.

Cleveland has released the pass-rushing specialist who was the top pick in the 2014 draft by the Houston Texans – in retrospect, the Texans should have taken another defender, the University of Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald, a first-ballot future Hall of Famer who went No. 13 overall to the Los Angeles Rams – and there’s a prop available at the top-rated sports betting sites on which team signs Clowney.

Return To Pacific Northwest?

Still only 30, Clowney totaled 65 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 11 sacks in 26 games with the Browns over the past two seasons. Guys who can get to the quarterback will always be in demand, and while Clowney had only two sacks in 12 games last year, he did have 29 QB pressures. NFL.com ranks him as the No. 35 overall free agent.

The Seattle Seahawks are +200 favorites to sign Clowney, which is interesting because he played there in 2020 after a trade from Houston and had 31 tackles, four forced fumbles and three sacks in 13 games. However, the Seahawks opted not to re-sign him after that year and Clowney landed in Tennessee.

How much of a destination spot will Green Bay (+300) be now that Aaron Rodgers is headed to the Jets? If Clowney wants to win his first Super Bowl ring, it surely won’t happen with the Packers in 2023 unless new QB Jordan Love is better than everyone thinks.

Chicago (+500) needs massive defensive help and has money to burn in free agency, but a 30-year-old Clowney doesn’t fit on a rebuilding team. Put Clowney on Pittsburgh (+500) opposite former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and sack champion TJ Watt, and that Steelers defense could be tremendous.

The other NFL betting options are: Carolina (+700), Denver (+800), Kansas City (+1000), New England (+1000) and Philadelphia (+1400). The Chiefs could be an ideal fit after they had to release pass-rusher Frank Clark for salary cap reasons. He had five sacks in the 2022 regular season and 2 1/2 more postseason sacks to help lead the KC to their Super Bowl 57 title.

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