- Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year $10 million deal with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.
- The signing now has the Browns listed at +160 betting odds to win the AFC North, and +1800 odds to win Super Bowl 56.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns made the biggest move of recent weeks on Wednesday as they announced the signing of pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney will be joining the Browns on a one-year $10 million deal in an effort to provide much needed support to the front line of Cleveland’s defense.
Browns are giving former Titans’ DE Jadeveon Clowney a one-year deal worth up to $10 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2021
Last season, the Browns ranked 17th in total yards allowed, and 9th in rushing yards allowed.
Clowney is mostly a pass rusher, who has a knack for getting to opposing QBs. In 2020, the Browns ranked 16th in total sacks with 38.
The move has slightly altered betting odds for the Cleveland Browns heading into the 2021 season. After the move, the Browns are now available for +1800 odds to win the Super Bowl via the major Super Bowl sportsbooks.
Super Bowl 56 Winner
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Green Bay Packers +1200
- Los Angeles Rams +1300
- Buffalo Bills +1400
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- Baltimore Ravens +1800
- Cleveland Browns +1800
- Indianapolis Colts +2500
- Seattle Seahawks +2600
- Dallas Cowboys +2800
- New England Patriots +2800
Prior to the move, the Browns were sitting around the +2200 range. A move of that magnitude suggests that NFL bookies strongly value this addition to the Cleveland defense.
Additionally, those looking to bet on the NFL can find the Browns at +160 odds to win the AFC North, just behind the Baltimore Ravens.
AFC North Winner
- Baltimore Ravens +120
- Cleveland Browns +160
- Pittsburgh Steelers +350
- Cincinnati Bengals +2500
This is easily one of the best value bets for Browns fans, or NFL bettors looking to make money on divisional futures.
The Ravens did not appear to be as dominant as they were in 2019 in 2020, and the Browns showed that they have the potential to win the division by making the playoffs as a wild card and defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round.
With the Steelers also losing some key pieces, this could be the year for Cleveland and its fans to win a division title.