Michael Thomas wants the New Orleans Saints to acquire a superstar defensive player of their own.
The Seattle Seahawks shook up the entire NFC landscape on Saturday afternoon by acquiring Jamal Adams from the New York Jets. Adams was a sure bet to be traded, and the move might make Seattle the favorites in the conference. That is, unless Michael Thomas gets his way and the New Orleans Saints make a huge move of their own.
Jadeveon Clowne has been in free agency for months, just waiting for the right deal to come his way. The Seahawks were trying to re-sign Clowney after acquiring him from the Houston Texans in 2019, but Clowney wasn’t interested in taking any of their discounts.
Now, Saints superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas wants his team to make a huge move of their own to keep up with the elite clubs in the NFC. New Orleans is in pursuit of another Super Bowl for Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees, and they should stop at nothing until they get another title.
Maybe Thomas can give the Saints a nudge to send Clowney an offer he can’t refuse. Clowney might not be looking at much more than a one-year deal after a quiet 2019 season, but NFL teams shouldn’t let his meager three sacks last season discourage him.
A great run defender and pass rusher, Clowney is the kind of edge defender who can change a franchise, especially if he gets to play with a team like the Saints who have other star players up front. The Saints boosted their offense by signing recent NFC Champion Emmanuel Sanders to give Brees and Thomas much-needed help, and now it’s time for them to take care of business on defense.
In the two seasons prior to 2019, Clowney had 18.5 sacks and a jaw-dropping 37 tackles for loss. That’s the kind of production he can bring to the table.