Free agent the Buffalo Bills should avoid: Jadeveon Clowney
The Buffalo Bills did sign a former first overall pick defensive end by the Houston Texans in free agency when they signed Mario Williams to a record-breaking deal in 2012. The Bills didn’t have much success during his tenure but he was certainly productive.
Another former first overall pick defensive end by the Houston Texans is set to be a free agent this offseason in Jadeveon Clowney. However, the Bills should avoid repeating history because Clowney has largely been a disappointment during his career.
Clowney certainly had some good seasons, with three straight Pro Bowl nominations from 2016 to 2018 with the Texans. He would be traded prior to the 2019 season to the Seattle Seahawks and over the next four years didn’t match the same level of production as he played one season with the Seahawks, one season with the Titans, and the past two with the Browns and had only 14 sacks during that stretch.
The Buffalo Bills may be inclined to add a veteran defensive end this offseason with the uncertainty around Von Miller and when he might be able to return. While Clowney certainly would fit that description, the Bills could probably find more production at a lower contract elsewhere.